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Taliban bans forced marriage of women in Afghanistan
The development was hailed as a significant step forward by two leading Afghan women, but questions remained about whether the group would extend women's rights around work and education.

"This is big, this is huge ... if it is done as it is supposed to be, this is the first time they have come up with a decree like this," said Mahbouba Seraj, executive director of the Afghan Women's Skills Development Center speaking from Kabul on a Reuters Next conference panel on Friday.
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Seraj said that even before the Taliban took over the country on August 15, Afghan politicians had struggled to form such a clear policy on women's rights around marriage.

"Now what we have to do as the women of this country is we should make sure this actually takes place and gets implemented," said Seraj.

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