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Tomgram: Ann Jones, Playing the Game in Afghanistan | TomDispatch via Counterpunch

As things stand today, as International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world, women in Afghanistan contemplate the withdrawal of some American and NATO troops with both relief and fear. They fear the Taliban. They fear President Karzai’s endorsement of new, Taliban-like (and unconstitutional) “guidelines” for women that would confine them again. They fear the Afghan National Army, the heroes ...

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FOOD: Reduce hunger, nurture women farmers | IRIN Global

TILLABERI/KIGALI/JOHANNESBURG, 8 March 2012 (IRIN) – The UN theme for International Women’s Day – “Empower rural women – end poverty and hunger”, probably does not mean much to people like Hani Issa, a woman in rural southwestern Niger trying single-handedly to feed her seven grandchildren. Six months ago, when the rains failed, the able-bodied men in her extended family (farmers) ...

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