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How to Help Afghanistan + An Update from AIWR

August 24, 2021

On August 15, the world watched in horror as the Taliban entered Kabul and took governmental control. Since then, thousands have tried—and are still trying—to flee the country. Civilians fear that interpreters will be killed and that women’s rights will be restricted. Under the previous Taliban rule, women were forced to wear burqas, could not travel by themselves, and were not allowed to work or go to school. 

An Update from AIWR

Back in April, we wrote about the Alliance for International Women’s Rights (AIWR), a volunteer-run organization that provides an online English language learning program and a mentorship program for women and girls in Afghanistan. Due to the heartbreaking situation in Afghanistan, AIWR has had to pause their programs.

Lisa and the AIWR team wrote about the crisis in their recent newsletter.

“The women and girls in AIWR’s programs are terrified and panicked and fear for their lives. Many of the women’s rights advocates and women professionals in AIWR’s mentor programs were already targets of the Taliban and are in imminent danger.”

How You Can Help

Afghan women and girls’ lives are at risk. Here are some ways that you can help:

If you have other ideas for how to help Afghanistan, please let us know in the comments below.

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Comments (2)

Grace S.(Teacher)

In my opinion organized world-wide protest against Taliban discriminatory rules for women and Afghan girls should take place in major cities around the world. We cannot abandon our sisters in the darkest days of their existence.

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    Tara Benwell(Author)

    Thank you for stopping by to share your thoughts, Grace. I agree with you! We cannot turn a blind eye to the discriminatory treatment of girls and women. We must keep talking about this.

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