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12:00 AM, April 12, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:07 AM, April 12, 2019

Women must be included in Afghan talks: Jolie

American actor and United Nations special envoy Angelina Jolie has called for women to have a central role in ongoing Afghanistan peace talks, warning their exclusion would hamper any chance of lasting stability. Women negotiators must be included in “significant” numbers in talks with the Taliban, the Islamist extremists that came to power in the 1990s and crushed women’s rights, Jolie said in an opinion column published in TIME magazine Wednesday. The Oscar-winning actress is a UN special envoy for refugees. Last month, she addressed the international body at its New York headquarters and called on diplomats to ensure women are included in the Afghan talks.

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