Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ellie Smeal on Afghanistan is featuring a great post by FMF President and Co-Founder Ellie Smeal and FMF Board Member Helen Cho on why we simply cannot abandon Afghan women and girls.

In the past few days, there's been a lot of talk in the blogosphere, critiquing FMF for being an organization that promotes non-violence (in fact, it's a cornerstone of our mission statement!) and yet has recently rejected the call from some to pull out of Afghanistan. As Ellie and Helen so eloquently state,

"We cannot endorse this position because the cost to women and girls would be too high and the U.S. responsibility for the current failed state of affairs in Afghanistan is too heavy. If the U.S. were to pull out of Afghanistan, the United States would be once again breaking our promise to the Afghan people, and the country would likely fall under Taliban control."

Read the entire post. Tell us what you think.

For more information on the Feminist Majority Foundation's Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls, check out! To take action with our Afghan Women's Health Campaign (raising funds to support Afghan midwives combatting the second highest maternal mortality rate in the world), click here.

Photo courtesy of Norma Gattsek.

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