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This month marks 10 years of international intervention in Afghanistan. Liberating its women was one of the justifications given for the US led NATO intervention in the country and toppling the Taliban – a regime that made female education illegal and forbade women to hold jobs or even to leave the house without a male family member.
In response to the issues highlighted in my previous piece, 'Tunisia, the lessons of nonviolence and 'messianism',' the Rev Ann K Fontaine, from Wyoming, makes the very important point that women are a crucial factor in the transition taking place.