there is this email campaign going on and someone forwarded this video to me. i had never heard of the hoshyar foundation before. they r a u.s based organization. personally i would feel more comfortable supporting non-profits like DIL (developments in literacy) which have a proven track record and don’t rely on the awful, propagandist approach clearly discernible in the hoshyar video. there is so much to say on this subject. if americans really want to support the women of afghanistan and pakistan they should stop the war.
this too is a little girl whose dreams were shattered, not by the taliban but by NATO bombs, watch here.
here are stories of other families affected by the war.
the major problem women and children face in afghanistan is not the taliban or the closing of schools but malnutrition. the country is staggering under the weight of a 30 yr war. that’s what needs to stop.