Stars and Stripes, 22 July 2016
Reporting about a recent pledge by the Afghan Taleban’s new leader to give more rights to women living in areas under the group’s control, the daily newspaper quotes AAN’s Kate Clark:
Kate Clark, a senior analysts with the Afghanistan Analysts Network, cautioned that conceptions of what constitute women’s rights “can be very different.”
“The Taliban have always talked about women’s rights but often in their own terms within an Islamic discourse.” (…)
Clark [also] said that the group remained fragmented and that local commanders could easily ignore orders to protect women.
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