Many Afghan women leaders as well as ordinary Afghans are saying their number one concern is security. They want the remaining US support troops to stay. We support the Afghan women’s concerns. This is not the time to leave Afghanistan completely when women and girls are making progress and the new unity government, pledged to women’s empowerment, is trying to move forward.
Afghan women and girls have come too far to be turned back now. If the Taliban returns, too many of the women who have gone to work and school and who have taken on leadership in government or in the scores of established Afghan women’s groups, will be killed. We must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with these courageous women. Let’s help Afghan women and girls protect the gains they have won and help them in continuing to move forward.
We ran a successful campaign in March 2015 to keep support troops in the United States. If you participated, thank you!
You can still support women in Afghanistan by taking the pledge to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with leaders there, supporting our Afghan Crafts program, and signing up for Action Alerts about the Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls.