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Scots uni professor tasked with ensuring Afghan girls go to school wants funds for for Taliban negotiation

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university professor tasked with ensuring Afghan girls continue to go to school has demanded ­international aid is used to negotiate with the Taliban.

Former prime minister ­ Gordon Brown last week called for £5.7billion of support for ­education in the ­country to be overseen by Edinburgh ­University’s Liz Grant.

She is spearheading an ­international project to gather data on the treatment of women and girls under the new regime after the US and UK military withdrawal.

Grant, director of the Global Health Academy at the ­university, said: “The work we are doing is to monitor access to education for girls in ­Afghanistan, because the huge fear is that all the gains of the last 20 years are going to be completely wiped out.“It is not very.

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