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Afghan Women In Parliament

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Afghan Women In Parliament

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Afghan Women In Parliament

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NPR's Michele Kelemen reports that Afghanistan's newly appointed Minister of Women's Affairs is asking the U.S. to spend as much money rebuilding her country as it did bombing it. Minister Sima Samar says women's health needs should be the first priority in the new Afghanistan: 16 percent of women there say they've attempted suicide, and every 30 minutes a women dies in childbirth.