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Clinton vows to fight for Afghan women's rights

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2R) meets with Afghan women Selay Ghaffar (L), Maria Bashir (2L), Fowzia Koofi (C), and Dr. Sima Samar (2R) during a Civil Society round table discussion at the US Embassy in Kabul, October 2011. Clinton is vowing to do her best to fight for women's rights in Afghanistan and progress made in advancing their status in Afghan society.

From AFP via Yahoo:

With a US withdrawal looming, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is vowing to do her best to fight for women’s rights in Afghanistan and progress made in advancing their status in Afghan society.

“I have said from the very beginning that it’s going to be one of my highest priorities to argue for and ensure that we do nothing which sets back the rights and the security of women,” Clinton told PBS television in an interview whose transcript was released Wednesday by the State Department.

“I feel that it is part of my responsibility to do all that I can to ensure that whatever the United States is part of in trying to resolve this conflict, we do nothing that undermines the gains that have been made for women.”

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