An Afghan Police woman at a security checkpoint in Kabul
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Afghan women trained to secure election polling stations

Afghans will elect a new president on 5 April, and according to Afghanistan's Election Commission, about four million women - 35% of all eligible voters - are expected to vote.

In a country with strict divisions between the sexes, thousands of women are now being trained to provide security at over 8,000 female-only polling stations.

BBC Persian's Bahaar Joya reports from Kabul.

  • 05 Apr 2014
  • From the section Asia
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