Trudy Rubin: There will be no peace in Afghanistan unless women’s rights are protected

Fawzia Koofi’s arm still aches from the fractures sustained when an assassin’s bullets ripped through her car six months ago, as she drove home with one of her daughters in Kabul. One of Afghanistan’s foremost female activists, a former deputy speaker of parliament, Koofi doesn’t know who tried to kill her, whether it was a faction of the Taliban or al-Qaida. But now she is one of four women on the 21-person Afghan government team trying to negotiate a peace deal with the Taliban in Doha, the capital of the Gulf state of Qatar. There has been almost no progress in the talks. The intra-Afghan t…

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