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    by Jude MacDonald | February 6, 2008

    While there are a few historical references to women, gender, females and girls in the 90-page report by the Independent Panel on Canada’s Future Role in Afghanistan, how the current situation affects them is not seriously explored. Neither is what Canada can do about it. As the political parties debate about our involvement, there is one unanswered question: How central an issue do we really consider the future of women there to be?  read more

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