Afghanistan is a country where almost half of its’ citizenry is female. After sixteen years of sustained donor support to Afghanistan’s social sectors (health and education primarily) many of these females are able to receive regular health care, and access to education for themselves and their children. Indeed, after 2001, new doors of opportunity opened for Afghan women. Women participated in political and social activities and some of them went on to assume leadership positions in their government, business and civil society sectors.

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