Burqa-clad women line up to vote during the presidential election run-off to replace Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan where Islamists want to curtail freedoms women have enjoyed for less than a generation. Photo: EPA Burqa-clad women line up to vote during the presidential election run-off to replace Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan where Islamists want to curtail freedoms women have enjoyed for less than a generation. Photo: EPA
Burqa-clad women line up to vote during the presidential election run-off to replace Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan where Islamists want to curtail freedoms women have enjoyed for less than a generation. Photo: EPA

Rights advocates fear rollback of women’s gains in Afghanistan

Advocates fear withdrawal of most international troops and aid agencies from country will see some hard-won improvements rolled back

Burqa-clad women line up to vote during the presidential election run-off to replace Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan where Islamists want to curtail freedoms women have enjoyed for less than a generation. Photo: EPA Burqa-clad women line up to vote during the presidential election run-off to replace Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan where Islamists want to curtail freedoms women have enjoyed for less than a generation. Photo: EPA
Burqa-clad women line up to vote during the presidential election run-off to replace Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan where Islamists want to curtail freedoms women have enjoyed for less than a generation. Photo: EPA
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