Nobody is thinking about Afghan women in the US-Taliban peace talks

Jan 30, 2019 - Quartz

In 2001, the US used the Taliban’s mistreatment of women as one of its justifications to invade Afghanistan.

But in its haste to withdraw from the country now, the Trump administration is not doing enough to protect Afghan women once American troops are gone, human rights advocates say.

For six days last week, US representatives sat down with the Taliban in Doha, Qatar to hammer out a peace agreement. Though they didn’t reach a deal, the talks were deemed successful, and for the ...