Help Support Afghan Women and Girls: Wear A Green Scarf!
By Guardian.co.uk on October 10, 2011
[Editor's note: Despite many gains, Afghanistan is still one of the worst places to be a woman in the world. So what will happen to women and girls once international troops leave? That question is at the heart of The Green Scarves Campaign, a new global effort by the Afghan Women’s Network to ensure women’s rights are part of any political deal. Samira Ahmed at the Guardian.co.uk offers a passionate argument about why you should care.--Mona]
For the past 10 years we have watched a giant social experiment in Afghanistan, an experiment in feminism in one of the most misogynist cultures in the world. It may only have touched a minority in the big cities, but an entire generation of girls were born and raised with a widely promoted idea: that they had a right to an education, to vote, to hold paid employment, to stand for elected office and even to live a life without domestic violence and forced marriage.
So don a green scarf and join Helen Mirren and other supporters!