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Topic - Manizha Naderi
Women in Afghanistan are worried that the freedoms they have won since U.S. forces toppled the brutal Taliban regime 10 years ago will be squandered if the Islamic hard-liners return to power through a U.S.-led peace process.
Brazen public executions by the Taliban this month in provinces not traditionally part of their stronghold underscore the militants' resurgence in Afghanistan.
"The Taliban can just sit back and wait," she said.
"From our perspective it has improved, although not as quickly as most would like," said Manizha Naderi, executive director of Women for Afghan Women.