Afghanistan’s women are venturing out and embracing opportunities that were strictly forbidden under the rule of the ultra-religious Taliban. Seven years after the Taliban were ousted, over two million women and girls have access to education. And women are getting into business, assuming roles previously unheard of. They are running clothing shops, beauty parlors and even gyms. But, as Mandy Clark reports from Kabul, some women say they may have to give up their new-found freedom until security is established and it is safe to do business.
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