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Let the women of Afghanistan make peace

Women in the old section of Herat, Afghanistan, on Jan. 9, 2018

WHEN THE TALIBAN SEIZED POWER IN 1996, IT WAGED a war against Afghan women. Girls’ education was banned. Women were confined to the home and denied the right to work. They were flogged, beaten, mutilated and stoned to death for supposed immorality. This is not ancient history. These are living memories for millions of Afghans. And they have become present concerns, as U.S. government representatives negotiate with the

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