Women of Afghanistan Under Taliban Threat

Women of Afghanistan Under Taliban Threat
Jodi Bieber / INSTITUTE for TIME

Fawzia Koofi
The former deputy speaker of parliament, Koofi is very outspoken on women's issues. "Reconciliation will not bring peace to Afghanistan," she says. "Peace is a result of democracy. You have to include everyone in that process, including women." She is running for a second term in parliament but fears that new election rules may make it more difficult to succeed and that outspoken women like her will be sidelined.

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