Since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, many Afghan women and girls have gone to school, have entered the paid workforce, and have benefited from a significantly reduced maternal mortality rate. But the Taliban has not gone entirely away and is constantly threatening women and girls’ advancement and security. We must remain shoulder-to-shoulder with Afghan women and girls.
Throughout the world, women are intrinsically linked to water resources because of their roles and responsibilities in using and managing water. Women and girls are on the front lines of their communities’ and countries’ water issues.
Sweatshops employ millions of people, mostly young women, in deplorable conditions around the world, while their employers profit in the billions. These modern day slaves are barely able to survive under poor conditions.