MADRE Statements

Act for Afghan Women

Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 2010

Keywords: Afghanistan, Combating Violence Against Women, Profile, Human Rights Advocacy

As Afghan President Karzai wraps up his visit to Washington, DC, we at MADRE noticed something is missing.  We have seen news stories about the upcoming military offensive in Kandahar, about the Taliban's continuing hold on power and about funding for the US war in Afghanistan.  

But where are the stories of Afghan women? Of the challenges they continue to face, of the injustices woven into the fabric of the political system and of their strength in building solutions?

Luckily, we hear these stories from our partners in Afghanistan, and we need your help to get them out.  

You can support Afghan women by sending a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. We have crafted five letters, each telling the story of a different woman while advancing the same message of support for Afghan women's rights.

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