Sunday, November 05, 2006

The Plight of Afghanistan's Women

Since the ousting of the Taliban by the American invasion, the plight of women in Afghanistan has hardly changed. America has all but abandoned Afghanistan to a slow return to Taliban rule -- and for the women of the country, their fate remains to live in hell. Women are not human in Afghanistan. Females are sold, traded and bartered. Girls are married off as young as six, to settle scores -- and if they protest, if they run away, they are beaten, murdered or suffer fates worse than death.

For women, today's Afghanistan is no different than when the Taliban ruled. Burqas remain the least of their problems.


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