Afghanistan After the War: Treatment of Women As Before?

Responding to the Taliban communications indicating that the withdrawal of NATO forces in Afghanistan, will result in opportunities for them to fill a vacuum:  A media campaign that spotlights the rights of women is essential if we are to evaluate what is going on for women and children. We get occasional glimpses of what is happening and what could happen, but for the most part, women’s issues and lives are still marginalized in news reports. The lives of woman will continue to be oppressed regardless of what leadership rises to power. Shouldn’t we know and do our best to understand what is going on so that women are a part of all major issues and not just a side topic?

Maya Friedler
Executive Director
Women’s Media Group

September 1, 2011

 

Posted by on Thursday, September 1, 2011