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Afghan women making political strides

Afghanistan is reckoned to be one of the worst places on Earth to be a woman: forced early marriage, high maternal mortality rates and little secondary education.

HARDtalk talks to Dr Sima Samar, chairperson of Afghanistan's Human Rights Commission and her country's first ever Minister for Women's Affairs. She says, in comparison to neighbouring countries, Afghanistan's political system is more open to women.

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