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A Woman’s touch: Engagement teams make inroads with Afghanistan’s female community

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Stars and Stripes, 9 October 2010
A story about US Army Female Engagement Teams in Zabul – with sentences like: ‘Women account for nearly half of all Afghans’ (a male officer says). ‘Engagement teams are an enabler of counter insurgency and comprehensive understanding of the operational environment’ (the same officer). ‘Few women in southern Afghanistan get an education’, (another male officer says), ‘The majority of it has to do with the Taliban and in a small number of cases, it is cultural.’

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