We cannot turn our backs on Afghan women and girls
Through decades of war, fundamentalist and patriarchal violence, political and economic instability, feminists in Afghanistan have been fighting for women’s rights and freedom from all forms of violence. Now, as the world witnesses the Taliban regain control, women are at the risk of losing everything, including their lives.
We deeply respect the work that women’s rights activists and human rights defenders have been doing in Afghanistan in the face of violent, imperialist and patriarchal forces. We fear for their safety due to their work. We grieve with them as their hard-won gains and freedoms are again taken away.
VOICE remains committed to centering women’s voices and needs in this moment of crisis and continues to honor the dignity of women activists’ lived realities and their relentless work in their communities.
We are providing support to our Afghan sisters in three ways:
- Helping them find safe passage out of the crisis by staying in daily contact and following their lead.
- Conducting women-centered security workshops for those who remain in the country.
- Amplifying their voices in creative, safe and dignified ways as they navigate new realities in a drastically shifted world.
VOICE needs your support to continue doing this critical work and provide immediate support to women activists and human rights defenders during this extraordinary time.
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