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In Afghanistan, women and girls strive to get an education

TweetIn a country where education for all remains a challenge, UN Women is supporting efforts to reach women and girls through English classes and trainings in computer skills. On 10 July, the CEDAW Committee will review examines Afghanistan’s first report on progress and challenges towards gender equality. Cross-posted from UN Women “Educating women and girls [...]
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Unmaking equality: Everyone can kill

TweetOn Thursday, January 24th Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the US military will lift the ban on women serving in combat. Many women’s groups and feminist activists saw this announcement as an unqualified victory. According to Kiki Cardenas, writing in Feministing’s Community blog in 2011, “People asked me: ‘Well, do you know what you would be [...]
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“Jollywood,” Afghanistan – Teenage Girls Create And Perform Their First Play

TweetBy Sahar Muradi, cross-posted from On The Issues Magazine. In eastern Afghanistan under the glow of an April sun and the sweet scent of orange blossoms, a small revolution begins. Six young women, ranging in age from 13 to 19, huddle in the basement office of a local civil society organization and brainstorm ideas for [...]
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Feminism is not dead: lessons from Afghanistan

TweetOne of my first missions was to speak to a group of women. I know, that’s not what a layman would expect from a Soldier, but that initial meeting has colored my perception of the Afghan people from the beginning. Had I done something else first, maybe I wouldn’t think of Afghanistan with the great [...]
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Our Grief Is Not A Cry For War

TweetOn the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Reverend asks “What happened to peace?” On that impossible day when the skyline of New York City collapsed on its southern tip – I watched from a rooftop across the East River – we entered an unexpectedly peaceful eye of the storm. We all fell toward the terrible [...]
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