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Afghan Women Work, Learn and Make Gains in Former Taliban Base

Despite widespread security risks, the number of women working in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar Province has increased markedly during the past year. More than 1,150 women are employed by the provincial government, most of them as teachers.  A Kandahar governor spokesman, Jawaid Faisal, told VOA's Afghan service this is up from about 900 female teachers in 2013. He said demand for jobs is on the rise among both educated and uneducated women. “There are 600 illiterate...

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