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The Women Who Guard Afghanistan and Tajikistan’s Borders

With growing insecurity in northern Afghanistan, women have been playing a greater role in securing the border with Tajikistan. For years, only male border guards were trained to detect threats posed by narcotics and human traffickers. But in 2014 this changed when the UN Migration Agency, IOM, delivered its first joint training course for a dozen Tajik and Afghan female border guards. 

Hajer Naili
Hajer Naili is a Journalist and the Communications and Social Media Coordinator at IOM Washington, D.C. She previously worked as a web-reporter/photojournalist for the New-York based publication Women's eNews and was a freelancer for Al Jazeera Plus.
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