Afghanistan remains difficult place to be a woman: UN special envoy

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Women in Afghanistan. Photo: UNAMA/Sayed Mohammad Shah

Afghanistan remains one of the most difficult places in the world to be a woman, although the country has taken steps to advance women's rights.

That's what the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the country, Tadimichi Yamamoto, told members of the Security Council on Friday.

The Government recently launched a plan that recognises women as key economic actors whose contribution to the country's future is important.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

Duration: 3’05″

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