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Afghan Faces

07 Feb

Afghanistan Female_soldier_tries_to_reach_out_to_Afghan_women_during_Eid

Top Picture credit: Davric

Bottom Picture credit:  Master Corporal Angela Abbey, Canadian Forces Combat

 

These are the faces of women from half way around the world who are afraid.

And, unless you have been there, it is unlikely that you may know what is happening to them.

As this is a new Blog,  my intention is not to begin with alarming or shocking information.

This story was in my email several days ago and I held off writing about it for a bit.

Now that this Blog has been initiated, I feel that the time is right to share this.

How do  you feel about this?

Let’s talk.

It appears that a new law has recently been passed  in Afghanistan that would allow,
or at least not punish men, for abusing their wives, children or sisters.

It is very difficult living in this country,  to even imagine that this can still be happening,
anywhere, but it is.

I feel only slightly embarrassed to be continually whining about the fact that the ERA still
has not passed here in Florida after learning about this.

So, here are the stories, and they have been written about in many, many publications.

Please tell me what your feelings are about this?

New Afghanistan law to silence victims of violence against women

Afghanistan: Reject New Law Protecting Abusers of Women       

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3 responses to “Afghan Faces

  1. Miss Lou

    February 9, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    I find this particularly disturbing. Already well known for such regressive views in relation to women and the valuable role they play within their community, this does appear to be a step backwards 😦

    Men should not need to use abuse against women to earn their respect – if that is the premise of this legislation. Men, like women play an important role of their own within a family unit – to be that of a spiritual leader and guide to their family, to behave fairly and lead by example.

    This legislation just further undermines the valuable role both men and women play within the family unit as well as in their communities. Like many ongoing generational curses, I fear this will continue to wreak havoc for generations to come.

    Great post

    Thanks for sharing!

    ML
    x

     
    • Gator Woman

      February 9, 2014 at 9:55 AM

      Dear ML:
      Thank you so much for coming here and validating this posting.
      Your voice has given this Issue a new voice of grave concern.
      Please accept my gratitude for your deep understanding and powerful comments on this sickening subject.

       
      • Miss Lou

        February 9, 2014 at 9:57 AM

        You are very welcome 🙂 I will try to come by as often as I can, though life often steals me away and my poor blog and blogging community gets somewhat for neglected – sometimes for weeks at a time!!

        Though when I do manage to get in here, I will read as much as I can, and share, as much as I can 🙂

        Thank you for your kind reflections also!

        ML
        xx

         

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