Women's Rights Should Not Be Used As A Political Tool: CPPW, Afghanistan

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Women's Rights Should Not Be Used As A Political Tool: CPPW, Afghanistan

The Committee on Political Participation of Women (CPPW) urged political parties not to take advantage of the role of women in the 2014 election by using them as a tool to gain political mileage. The CPPW said that the need for sincerity in working to address issues of female political participation as despite the Afghan government's rhetoric about improving Afghan women's rights, no significant progress has been made.

"We demand that women should be given an equal place in the political arena. They should not be used as a tool to win the elections," said Dr. Alima, one of the founding members of the CPPW.

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