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Democracy in Afghanistan: Women Voters

Overcoming Tradition to Bring Women into Civic Life

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Afghan woman in Kandahar province checks register of women voters.

Afghan woman in Kandahar province checks register of women voters. Tom Bullock, NPR hide caption

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Efforts are underway in Afghanistan to register at least 7 million of its 10 million eligible voters — a number the United Nations deems necessary to declare the country's upcoming elections legitimate. International volunteers say they face many cultural obstacles in convincing women to take a more active civic role. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne.

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