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Women’s rights legislation is stymied in Afghanistan

Bid to amend law is withdrawn from Parliament

KABUL — Afghan women, and sometimes even little girls, are sold or traded to pay family debts.

So-called honor killings are a constant threat to women, especially in the country’s vast rural areas, where even talking to a man who is not a close relative can be perceived as a transgression punishable by death.

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