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Lady Cops of Afghanistan

Afghan policewomen risk being terrorised, rejected by family, killed but still struggle for an independent career

The recent peace deal between the US and Taliban has again raised the issue of women human rights in Afghanistan. Women fear they’ll lose educational and career opportunities.
Despite the grave risks, many get a job with the police.
Often relatives reject them, saying the police service is not for women. On the other side, criminals are pressuring policewomen to give up working for the government, terrorising and regularly killing them.
See the stories of those brave women who chose to put their lives at stake to achieve an independent career.



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