Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sahar Gul and the future of Afghan women

It is easy in a war torn country to overlook the uncomfortable problems in the social structure and focus on improving security. However, without improving the social norms and process we can achieve little in nation building.

One of the case in point is the life and experience of women in Afghanistan. In the last decade, even in the midst of continuous war and insurgent attacks, international community achieved considerable progress in creating new laws and providing hope to Afghan women. But the question is how long all these frameworks will exist? Will it be able to survive the withdrawal of NATO led coalition forces in 2014? Only time can tell.

In the mean time there are some silver lining appearing in Afghan justice system. Read the story of Sahar Gul here – “Wed and Tortured at 13, Afghan Girl Finds Rare Justice" - NewYork Times


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