Building the Future for Afghan Women and Girls
February, 2010 | Submitted by Raven Moore, Editor
Raven is a program director for DARFUR/DARFUR and the Women Between Peace and War initiative. Raven is devoted to cultivating civic engagement in human rights issues.
Senator Barbara Boxer presided over hearings Tuesday, February 23rd regarding the rights and equalities of women and girls in Afghanistan.
Testimony was given by two panels consisting of the Honorable Melanne Verveer, James A. Bever, Dr. Sima Samar, and Rachel Reid. Panelists discussed issues such as women’s lack of access to health care, economic empowerment and education.
Each testimony, however, provided suggestions towards establishing women’s political empowerment and sustainable change for Afghanistan .
You can view the video and read testimony here.