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Assignment Asia: Being a woman in the Afghan army

Afghanistan’s military has seen an increasing number of female recruits since the withdrawal of NATO combat troops from the country in 2015.

It is a job that not only requires securing one of the world’s most dangerous countries, but also exposes them to social prejudices that make them vulnerable to abuse.

As CCTV’s Natalie Carney reports, the women of Afghanistan’s army forge ahead despite the risks, determined to make their mark and achieve peace for their strife-torn country.

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