As Election Nears in Afghanistan, Women’s Political Participation Is Critical

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As Election Nears in Afghanistan, Women’s Political Participation Is Critical

Last May, Afghanistan’s upper house of parliament quietly removed an electoral law that stipulated that a quarter of all provincial council seats should be allotted to women. When women politicians found out nearly a month later, they fought to have the bill recalled. In July, the lower house reinstated the law, but lowered the allotment to 20 percent.

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