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Afghan women still suffer from discrimination and poverty

20 April, 2014

Although women's rights have seen considerable improvement in Afghanistan over the past 12 years, the living conditions of some women in this war-ravaged country have remained deplorable.

In an old house in the suburbs of Mazar-e-Sharif, capital of northern Balkh province, nearly a dozen women work as carpet weavers, their only source of income to support their families."We are facing difficulties. There is advancement for women in Afghanistan but still our life has ... read more

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