From the War News Radio Archives: Old challenges persist for women in Afghanistan

According to the Afghan Independent human rights commission, there were more than 1500 reported cases of domestic violence in the first half of 2010. Further, women lack many basic rights – the right to go to school, to participate in government, to choose who they marry, even to leave their house to seek medical care during pregnancy. Amandine Lee brings us more on the complex reasons behind the abuse of women in Afghanistan, and what needs to be done to stop it. This piece first aired in August.

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