Because women face additional threats and barriers to voting around the world, early interventions are key to reduce, forestall or take decisive action if any electoral violence erupts.
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The U.S. government, as well as other international actors must continue to ensure that more women are involved, whether at the peace table or building new societies.
Currently, 660 women comprise the ranks of the 2,000 media professionals in Afghanistan. In 2000, that number was zero.
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