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Afghanistan: Their lives on the line: Women human rights defenders under attack in Afghanistan: Executive Summary

, Index number: ASA 11/1278/2015

Cultural, religious and social norms are at the root of the various kinds of abuse experienced by women human rights defenders. The issue of women’s subordinate legal, social and political position in Afghan society and the failure of the government to meet its obligations to ensure gender equality and address discriminatory social attitudes are considered in the Amnesty International Report available at https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa11/1279/2015/en/ ; this is the Executive Summary.

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