Across Afghanistan, British and American flags are coming down. The last of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) are heading for the exits. But what about the Women’s rights being left behind?

While the rationale for the invasion was the hunt for Al Qaeda and the ousting of Taliban, ISAF countries made a lot of hay about the liberation of Women – freeing them of the constraints of the Taliban. Some progress was made – Women featured predominantly in the latest election. Now, with the international presence gone, is this progress doomed?

I spoke with Jacky Sutton, a Senior Research Scholar at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University:




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