Friday, November 7, 2014

Women in Afghanistan: Lost Opportunity

A commentator and author (Ann Jones) who spent lots of time living in Afghanistan provides us a history of the fight for women's rights in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014. She identifies "failed opportunities" on the part of the international community. She slams the Bush administration hard on this issue. Along with the attack on the U.S. establishment she has some critical comments on the elite (male) politicians of Afghanistan for their lack of support for women's rights. She sees hope for Afghan women with the election of President Ghani. A very educational and in-depth (and perhaps slightly slanted perspective) picture of women's rights in Afghanistan - past, present, and future. Read "Democracy's ugly misogyny: The dark reality of "free" elections in Afghansitan",, November 1, 2014.

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