THINKING FOR OURSELVES The Hope In AfghanistanBy Shea HowellMichigan Citizen Heartgard chewable online without prescription, , December 28, 2009
Each day the situation in Afghanistan seems to be getting worse. The newly-appointed cabinet of President Hamid Karzai did not inspire cheers from those looking to him to root out corruption. Members of parliament challenged the legality of the appointment process, heartgard chewable in bangkok. President Karzai lost no time in rejecting the criticism that some of his appointees face charges of corruption. Cheapest heartgard chewable prices, He said, “If officials have been involved in embezzlement [and/or] bribery, I will wholeheartedly prosecute them, discount heartgard chewable overnight delivery. But I don’t have the right to do so.”
Just as disturbing as the corruption and cronyism of the new cabinet is the fact that only one woman, Husn Banu Ghazanfa, was among the 23 appointees, heartgard chewable online without prescription. She was nominated as minister of women’s affairs. Where to buy heartgard chewable, This continued ignoring of competent women provoked outrage.
Mosoda Jalal, a former minister of women’s affairs and former candidate for president, heartgard chewable australia, told Al Jazeera that the nomination of only one woman shows that “the worst enemy of president Karzai is Afghan women political leaders.” She said, Buy cheapest heartgard chewable, “President Karzai can sit and share the political power with human rights violators, with war criminals, war lords, order heartgard chewable in us, extremists, Buy cheap heartgard chewable, drug dealers and all those negative elements of Afghanistan society as national and local sources of power, but cannot sit with women.”
Jalal’s outrage brings into focus the hidden truth of Afghanistan. If there is to be any hope for peace and progress in that war-torn land, heartgard chewable without prescription, it will come from the women. Heartgard chewable online without prescription, Long before the Taliban came to power, women throughout Afghanistan were mobilizing to make life better for their communities. Pharmacy heartgard chewable, Prior to control by the Taliban, 50% of the students and 60% of the teachers at Kabul University were women. In addition, buy heartgard chewable internet, 70% of the schoolteachers, Drug heartgard chewable online purchase, 50% of civilian government workers and 40% of the doctors in Kabul were women. Throughout the war with the Soviet Union, women organized schools, heartgard chewable online sale, provided medical care and assisted in resistance to occupation. Heartgard chewable drug, It is fear of the power of women that fuels much of the violence against them. Since 2002 nearly 1,000 schools for girls have been attacked, heartgard chewable online without prescription. Just last week a Pakistani primary school for girls in the Khyber district was destroyed. In the Swat Valley more than 130 schools for girls were destroyed this past year by Taliban forces, heartgard chewable pill.
In spite of this violence, Generic heartgard chewable online, directed not only at schools but at any and every woman who stands up for a better future, many women in Afghanistan continue to find ways to resist. Women continue to organize schools, cheap heartgard chewable on internet, to run for office, Buy no rx heartgard chewable, to organize protests. Heartgard chewable online without prescription, In the most recent election, in stark contrast to the corruption and intimidation of male politicians, Afghan women organized car pools to get people to the polls, ran for office in the face of death threats and staged public prayers to demand treatment as human beings.
Last spring, on the heels of the unprecedented effort to bring international attention to the reintroduction of Shia law, order heartgard chewable online, women secured the passage of the Elimination of Violence Against Women Act and created the “5 Million Women Campaign” to encourage women to run as candidates and to vote in the 2009 election. Buying heartgard chewable, The current Human Rights Watch report, after documenting the horrific daily conditions of women, says, “The very fact that women defy their culture through pockets of resistance to everyday brutality—from the demonstrations against the Shia law to the prayer gatherings of thousands of women in the heart of Kandahar— is remarkable. The fearless work of many women activists and human rights defenders is the most encouraging prospect for the future of Afghan women and girls. Their work and their safety must be much more assiduously protected. The Afghan government and its main supporters—the U.S., UK, EU and NATO—must make the promotion and protection of women’s rights a key priority, not one to be traded off for short term political gain.”
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