The engagment of the women of Afghanistan is critically shaping a modern, democratic Afghanistan.
For nearly a decade, Americans and Afghans have been joined by conflict. In the first years of the war, images of Afghan girls returning to the classroom were a heartening change from the years of Taliban brutality. Yet local laws have again become more conservative. And strong development benchmarks for women have waned. Now, with talk of possible reconciliation with the Taliban, some wonder: do women's rights in Afghanistan still matter? America Abroad: Joined by War: Women's Rights in Today's Afghanistan, airing Sunday, June 26 at 10 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2, ask this to audiences in Washington D.C. and Kabul. They also discuss how women's lives have changed post-Taliban rule, and ask if their rights and interests are now being sacrificed in the name of security.