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Prominent policewoman another casualty for women’s rights in Afghanistan

Headline Title:  Prominent policewoman another casualty for women’s rights in Afghanistan 16 September 2013 The killing of one of Afghanistan’s most senior woman police officers is the latest setback for women’s rights in Afghanistan, Amnesty International said. Lieutenant Negar, 38, died on Monday morning in hospital after two unidentified gunmen on a motorbike shot her in the neck on Sunday near police headquarters in Lashkar Gah, the capital of restive Helmand province. She had been an outspoken advocate for the protection of women who challenge the use of violence against women…

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