Women Find a Place in Afghan Police

On Jan.14, for the first time in Afghanistan’s history, a woman -- 50-year-old Colonel Jamila Bayaz, a mother of five children -- was appointed the chief of a local police station. This is a country where the separation of men and women -- purdah -- is so complete that some officers rushed to the men's room to avoid having to salute her. Nonetheless her appointment marks a milestone that may be at risk.

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