Netherlands - First female foot patrol in Uruzgan Last Saturday the first all-female foot patrol took place in Uruzgan. Nine women serving with Task Force Uruzgan (TFU) and the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) â seven soldiers, one diplomat from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague and one Afghan interpreter â took part in the patrol near Ali Shirzai, Chora district. The special unit was led by Sergeant 1st Class Eli of the Battle Group. The PRT, which is working to reconstruct and develop Uruzgan, is keen to improve the position of women in the province. Chora district, situated to the north of Tarin Kowt, was the scene of heavy fighting two years ago. It was chosen as the location of the patrol because it is a conservative area where it is difficult to speak to women in public and it was felt an all-female patrol may help establish contact with women in the area http://www.isria.com/pages/4_December_2009_77.php http://www.netherlands-embassy.org.uk/news/ What's your take on that ? PR stunt ? Really useful to win over afghan women ?