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Gary R. Bunt

Taliban Gender Stance

Global Village Space, Will Taliban soften their stance on women’s rights?

"US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with the representatives of the Afghan Women’s Network and assured his support to an intra-Afghan peace process that is inclusive of the Afghan women. Khalilzad tweeted, “While Afghans alone will decide the composition of their delegation for talks, women must be at the table during all negotiations about peace and Afghanistan’s future.” This is in the midst of a video appearing online apparently from Nuristan, the veracity and timing of which has been debated, showing a women being lashed by the Taliban for singing and dancing.

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