• Afghan women walk past graffiti on a wall with Persian writing that reads, "congratulation hajj" on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    The dramatic spike is raising concerns that gains in women's rights might be reversed with the withdrawal of most international troops next year.

    LAST UPDATE : May 21, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT