Female engagement teams: who they are and why they do it
Photo Credit: Sgt. Christopher McCullough
Spc. Heather Ray and Pfc. Jacqueline Buschman, Battle Company, 5th Battalion 20th Infantry Regiment, Task Force 1-14 Cavalry Regiment, and their female interpreter, return from a meeting with some Afghan women in the village of Akhvond Qalay, Afghanistan, May 8, 2012. Women account for nearly half the population of Afghanistan and have considerable influence on Afghan society so it is important for female engagement teams, such as the one Ray and Buschman make up, to develop trust-based and enduring relationships with the Afghan women they encounter on patrols.
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