Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Afghan women stand to be counted as West begins to disengage

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Reuters/Euronews, 16 Apil 2014

AAN's Wazhma Samandary is quoted in this article about a young Kandahari woman campaigning for a seat in the provincial council: 

“The withdrawal of international forces has increased concerns about insecurity, because of the increase of anti-government groups, militias, local commanders and other strongmen,” Wazhma Samandary, a researcher at Afghanistan Analysts Network, said. “It has a negative impact on women’s rights … they threaten women (to stay at home).”


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