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NATO bombing, insurgents, and their own government, which protects religious groups and warlords in positions of authority, some of whom have private militias.
Those who commit crimes against women are not punished—laws protecting women’s rights are not implemented.
Eleven years of war has not changed the situation for women very much, “especially for women in rural areas; violence against women has escalated over the past few years.
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