I can only hope that visitors to my website and readers of Words in the Dust will be inspired to want to do more to help the children in Afghanistan. To that end, I would like to recommend helping Women for Afghan Women, an organization working to secure education and human rights for women and children in Afghanistan. I highly encourage everyone to consider donating to this worthy cause. Afghanistan faces many challenges, but through the efforts of concerned and caring people around the world, and with the dedication and indomitable courage of Afghans like Zulaikha, a new Afghanistan will rise up from war to a peaceful and prosperous future.
Now is an especially critical time for Women for Afghan Women and for the movement toward peace in Afghanistan. As United States and coalition military forces begin to reduce their presence in the country, the Taliban may be more inclined to cause terrible set backs in reconstruction, democracy, justice, and basic human rights, for all the people of Afghanistan and especially for women and girls.
Women for Afghan Women has been a leader in the effort to bring hope to women and girls in Afghanistan for the last ten years. In fact, the organization is making plans for a big tenth anniversary event on October 20th, 2011. http://www.womenforafghanwomen.org/gala.php I will be attending this great event and I implore everyone interested in basic human rights for Afghan women and girls to contribute anything they can to this event. The situation in Afghanistan is troubling but progress has been made and will continue to be made as long as dedicated and caring people keep working toward a better tomorrow.
See the videos at the following links to learn more about the great work of Women for Afghan Women
What Women for Afghan Women is all about.
ABC News feature about Bibi Aisha
CNN Report on Women for Afghan Women Shelters in Afghanistan
Women for Afghan Women founder Sunita Viswanath in New Yorker of the Week
Contact Women for Afghan Women.
Women for Afghan Women
158-24 73rd Ave.
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366-1024
I talked with the Women for Afghan Women community and the girls empowerment program for a short time about Words in the Dust.