Will Taliban violence deter Afghan women from exercising their new found right to vote?

Many fear poor security, rampant fraud and not enough female election staff will keep many women away from the polls in the upcoming presidential election.

While the female vote has emerged as a potentially powerful bloc in some areas, it is unlikely the majority of women will exercise their right to vote in the violent south and east, where weak governance has allowed the Taliban to extend there influence. U.S. and U.K. troops are doing their best to ensure security for the elections.

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