Behind the Veil
Women Fighting Fundamentalism Under the Taliban

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Grant

This is a confronting and graphic illustration of the plight of many women in Afghanistan. The human tragedy is impossible to ignore and sadly the removal of the Taliban appears to have done little to improve the basic freedoms of most women in the region.

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