Women in Afghanistan & Iraq

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Women were supposed to benefit the most from the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan. But a year later, the gender regulation of the Taliban is reappearing. Now Iraqi women watch the growing influence of Shiite clerics there, and wonder what's next for them? Join host Neal Conan for a discussion about women in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Isobel Coleman
*Council on Foreign Relations, Director of Council initiative on Women and U.S. Foreign Policy
Zama Coursen-Neff
*Human Rights Watch, council to the Children's Rights division



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