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Judge Vanessa Ruiz Was Interviewed by PBS News About the Situation of Women Judges in Afghanistan

Published on 8/18/2021

As Taliban gains grounds, female judges fear for their safety. 

As the Taliban advances steadily and gains control over most of Afghanistan, many Afghans, afraid of their future, are trying to leave. The U.S. withdrawal is expected to undo much of the progress made in Afghan society over the last two decades, especially the investments made in girls' education and the advancement of women. Christopher Booker reports on the fear among some of Afghanistan’s 250 female judges.