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May 23, 2012 / Man in the Mirror

National Affairs: Funds to Kabul marked for women, girls

  • BRAD NORINGTON, CHICAGO 
  • From:The Australian 
  • May 22, 2012 12:00AM

JULIA Gillard has linked millions of dollars in new government development aid for Afghanistan to support from the country’s leadership for human rights, including assurances on women’s equality and education for girls.

But the Prime Minister yesterday shied away from suggestions that aid money could be wound back if rights — especially for women and girls — were forfeited under any eventual political settlement between President Hamid Karzai’s government and the Taliban.

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