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The women in Afghanistan's capital Kabul held a gathering in in front of the Parliament building to protest domestic abuse and to demand justice for women. According to AFP, the women took to the streets following the killing of five Afghan women in less than a month in three provinces of the country.
According to a report by MSNBC/Reuters, Concern is mounting among some Western officials, activists and some of the country's lawmakers that women's rights could be compromised under any power-sharing deal between the government and the Taliban, which President Hamid Karzai has been seeking to end the war.
Activists were outraged last month when Karzai appeared to back recommendations from his powerful clerics, the Ulema Council, to segregate the sexes and allow husbands to beat wives under certain circumstances, reminiscent of Taliban rule, Reuters said.
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