Afghan women see improved life chances
Woman and girls enjoy better access to education and healthcare than during Taliban era.
Last Modified: 20 May 2012 09:55

Since the US-led invasion in 2001, the country and its people have gone through many changes

Afghan women had few rights under the Taliban's rule, but the situation for them and girls is much better now.

Afghanistan is no longer considered the worst place to be a mother, with death rates among children under five reduced from one in five in 2006 to one in 10 today.

That is partly because women have better access to healthcare and there are more female healthcare workers.
The government also says education is one of its biggest achievements.

Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.

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