Women’s advocates are objecting to indications that the Afghan government is moving to take control of women’s shelters that are now funded by international organizations, private donors, and other governments.  Recent news stories on the issue include Alissa J. Rubin, Afghan Proposal Would Clamp Down on Women’s Shelters (NY Times Feb. 10, 2011); Rod Nordland, Afghan Official Says Women’s Shelters are Corrupt (NY Times Feb. 15, 2011); Quil Lawrence, Kabul Seeks Control of Women’s Shelters (NPR, Feb. 21, 2011).  See also Human Rights Watch: Afghanistan: Government Takeover of Shelters Threatens Women’s Safety (Feb. 13, 2011)