Vital Job-Skills Training for 500 Afghan Women

 
$25,732 $0
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Feb 12, 2009

Read Country Director Sweeta Noori's Letter to the Editor of NY Times

To the Editor:

Re “In Poverty and Strife, Women Test Limits” (news article, Oct. 6):

The fact that women are making significant progress in some parts of Afghanistan is good news that confirms our own experience in the country.

The province of Bamian will benefit from women taking on new roles as breadwinners, peacekeepers and government leaders; indeed, the area’s relative stability indicates that it already has. In many other areas the change is far less visible and comes in small but significant steps, with women learning skills and finding opportunities to support their families.

But we cannot let these encouraging developments overshadow the life-threatening dearth of health care, education and basic human rights for the majority of Afghan women. Stabilizing Afghanistan must include teaching women how to read and write, develop sources of income and become more active in public life.

Bamian shows that change is possible, even in the most challenging environments. Sweeta Noori

Afghanistan Country Director Women for Women International Washington, Oct. 8, 2008

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