Saturday, May 25, 2013

'Dark future' for women's rights in Afghanistan - Human Rights Watch

In Kabul, it is clear that the international community's primary focus these days is packing to leave. When I meet embassy staff, they talk about which programmes they are closing, and how they will manage the remaining programs with far fewer staff. While there is detailed planning by Afghanistan's foreign donors to support the Afghan security forces for 10 years past 2014, there is a glaring absence of consideration of similar safeguards for women's rights in the years ahead. Many women's rights activists feel that this is because foreign donors consider the plight of Afghan women to be a lost cause. - 'Dark future' for women's rights in Afghanistan - Heather Barr
Afghanistan: Surge in Women Jailed for ‘Moral Crimes’


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