Growing Support for Afghan Women’s Rights

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The Afghan presidential frontrunners have each voiced their support for women’s rights. And one of them chose a woman as his running mate. Analysts say seeing women on the ballots and at the polls has sparked new enthusiasm throughout the country.

While there’s no official report on how many women voted, there have been reports that women-only polling stations ran out of ballots faster than expected: a sign of political growth. CCTV’s Sean Callebs investigates whether Afghan women are getting those same opportunities in the classroom and the workforce.

Progress for Afghan Women, yet Challenges Remain

Progress for Afghan Women, yet Challenges Remain

No official report on how many women voted, but there have been reports that women-only polling stations ran out of ballots faster than expected. A sign of political growth. But are Afghan women getting those same opportunities in the classroom and the workforce. Our Sean Callebs takes a look at the progress and the challenges.
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Security is one of the biggest concerns in Afghanistan, especially for working women. When the Taliban rule ended in 2001, more women were free to start their own businesses. But violence is on the rise again. CCTV’s Rachelle Akuffo reports on these working women and the resources they need to succeed.

Resources for Afghan Businesswomen

Resources for Afghan Businesswomen

Security is one of the biggest concerns in Afghanistan, especially for working women. When the Taliban rule ended in 2001, more women were free to start their own businesses. But violence is on the rise again. We take a look at some of these working women and the resources they need to succeed.
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The World Bank estimates the majority of Afghan businesswomen earn well above the national average. As more women are encouraged to enter the workforce, they could play a key role in rebuilding the country’s economy if they’re given the support they need. CCTV spoke with Naheed Bahram, the head of a non-profit in New York that has been helping Afghan women integrate into larger society, both in Afghanistan and the United States.

Non-profit Helps Afghan Women Integrate into Larger Society

Non-profit Helps Afghan Women Integrate into Larger Society

The World Bank estimates the majority of Afghan businesswomen earn well above the national average. As more women are encouraged to enter the workforce, they could play a key role in rebuilding the country's economy if they're given the support they need. CCTV spoke with the head of a non-profit in New York whose been helping Afghan women integrate into larger society, in Afghanistan and in the United States.
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