Amazing Multimedia Series On Afghan Women
Today, "The Globe" featured a full-page photograph of an Afghan woman on the front page. This week it's running a multimedia series on women in Afganistan. The series started today and it's going to be absolutely amazing!!! AWR highly recommends that you check it out... here's the intro:
The first in the series of articles (entitled Beyond the Veil), videos, and podcasts contained quotes such as this:
“I never expected security to deteriorate to the point where … in 2009, I think it’s probably the same level or very close to the level … as during the Taliban for women,” said Rangina Hamidi, a prominent women’s activist who was born in Afghanistan but raised in Pakistan and the United States.
“Every time I leave my home to go buy food, I ask God, ‘Will I come back home or not?’” said Shukria, a struggling, 32-year-old mother of six who lives apart from her husband, an Afghan National Police officer.
“To be honest, right now, even though I’m a very hard-core feminist … right now for Kandahar, women’s rights … is my last priority. Right now my Number 1 priority is security – safety and security,” she said.
“If I can’t live to do the work that I’m doing, and if I have to live every second of my life in fear, knowing that I could be killed the next second, how can I possibly think of my rights? How can I possibly think of anybody’s rights?”Click here to read the full article:
By Jessica Leeder
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