What have we done to Afgan Women

18 Mar

”They wanted to kill me, and my family, for allowing me to stand for parliament. I stayed in Oruzgan on the day the results were released. Just as well I took the precaution of staying with friends – they searched four different houses looking for me, and they would have killed me.” – What has she done to deserve this, hunted like a crimimal in her homeland?

”Aihana Azad, 28, had the courage to break the Afghan mould – when the foreigners came, she worked for the United Nations; and when the Parliament came, she ran for
public office.”

Democratic Government at what cost to women? http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/news/world/world/general/for-mp-who-cant-go-home-little-has-changed/2651073.aspx

Life under Taliban in Kabul http://www.rawa.org/fa-kab.htm

By Caroline Wyatt in Khodja Bahouddin, northern Afghanistan
The women of this town are most noticeable by their absence. Today is market day and the ramshackle wooden stalls are bustling. They are full of men selling battered green water melons or chairs made out of old ammunition cases.

But all the stallholders and all their customers are men.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/1602650.stm

Sheep, Goats & Women – what are men fighting for?

http://waronterrornews.typepad.com/home/

Via flickr user james7847, a street shot of Jalalabad from atop a humvee:
Kabul or Afganastan

http://flic.kr/p/4Xa48x

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