Afghanistan is …

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Afghanistan is one of the worst places in the world to be a woman. Girls’ schools are frequently attacked, high-profile women’s rights activists have been killed, and violence against girls and women continues to be a major problem.

Since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, there has been significant progress in women’s rights. But these steps forward are threatened by the current peace and reconciliation talks between the Taliban, Afghan and US governments, in the context of this year’s withdrawal from Afghanistan of most of the international security forces – including Australia’s.

Stand with women in Afghanistan
Afghan women are fighting for a better future. Your signature can help them to do that. Amnesty International is calling for the Australian government, the international community and the Afghan Government to protect girls’ and women’s human rights and ensure women are central to the reconciliation and peace talks.

http://www.amnesty.org.au/action/action/31089/?&utm_source=1304afgnwm&utm_medium=email-sf&utm_content=take+action

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14 thoughts on “Afghanistan is …

  1. i’ve signed the petition, have you? 🙂

  2. Absolutely! Thank you.

  3. Some places are still backward thinking. I knew of a retired teacher who went there to volunteer and teach. He said it was pretty scary and I’m glad he came home safely.

  4. I signed, Ela. Thanks for the info and link.

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