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Afghan Women, Girls Should Not Pay for Their Government’s Abuses

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Women and children walk along the Nadir Khan hilltop overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2017. © 2017 Rahmat Gul/AP Donor countries to Afghanistan say they want to keep protecting the human rights of women and girls, even as international troops prepare to depart the country. But a bill introduced in the United States Senate last week raises tricky issues about how requiring the Afghan government to respect rights could potentially lead to cuts in funding for essential services for women and girls. The bipartisan Protect Women’s and Girls’ Rights in Afghanistan…

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