Women in Afghanistan still need support

Re: Our post-Afghan role will change, Our View, July 6, 2011.

Re: Our post-Afghan role will change, Our View, July 6, 2011.

Yes, our combat role in Afghanistan is ending.

However, Afghanistan is still one of the poorest countries in the world and our development role should continue, otherwise Afghanistan risks losing all the real gains that have been made in the last few years.

A recent poll reported that Afghanistan is the most dangerous country in the world to be a woman.  The real enemy in Afghanistan is ignorance and illiteracy.

I belong to a group of Victoria women working to raise money for initiatives led by Afghan women, for quality education for Afghan women and their families. We invite all women in Victoria to help Afghan women to improve their lives (www.cw4wafghan.ca).

Jill Leslie



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