Afghan Women Resisting the Taliban

  1. RAWA stands for Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan. It's a womens group dedicated to fighting the Taliban and fundamentalism. They take their lives in their hands smuggling medications into Afghanistan, educating females(education is forbidden to females over 12yrs of age.), and documenting the atrocities perpetrated by the Taliban. Some have been executed for these "crimes". Some of the pictures they've obtained are horrifying. The stories told by the women are heart-rending. There is a petition declaring opposition to the Taliban that I encourage everyone to sign. They also have t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc., to help finance their struggle. Please, at least take a look at the site. These courageous women deserve all the help they can get.

    www.rawa.org
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  2. 32 Comments

  3. by   Q.
    I agree, Russ, and I can appreciate what these women are trying to do. BUT.......

    I think right now our concerns should lie with OUR homefront, not Afghanistan's, of all places. I think the people who lost their family members in the attack on our country could probably use all the help they can get.

    No offense.
  4. by   nurs4kids
    I second Suzy!
  5. by   NurseStudentFall01
    I also agree with Susy.
  6. by   nurs4kids
    Real,
    Fergus has not personally attacked anyone nor has she given reason for anyone to take offense. This IS a bb and it's purpose is to inform and offer room for debate. It's totally unfair to tell Fergus she has no right to post her opinion. I don't think she searches out anything. Fergus is obviously set on her opinion, and has the right to post her opinions and feelings...just as you and I. She makes some very good points and is well educated on this topic. You're wrong to attack her just because her opinion is the minority.
  7. by   fergus51
    Thanks for the defense Tracy. I have started to delete some of my other posts anyways and am just going to stay away from this topic.
  8. by   realnursealso/LPN
    Hey guys you must have been fast...was feeling angry about things then took it out on Fergus. Fergus, I'm sorry. But about 5minutes after I posted I went back and deleted it. So to all I publicly apologize to Fergus . Didn't mean to take my anger and frustration out on one of my peers.
  9. by   fergus51
    Water under the bridge realnurse. We all snap sometimes (me included).
  10. by   Tiara
    I hardly think considering the women of Afghanistan in any way dilutes the grief and concern we all have regarding the attacks on America. On the contrary, if you are concerned about the missing and injured Americans it stands to reason you would be concerned for all.
  11. by   nurs4kids
    A true woman, Realnurse! Very graceful move

    Snap? Why I never!!!!! hehe
  12. by   semstr
    I greatly admire these women! Not since yesterday, but I have been following them for years.

    One of my specialities as an nurse educator, are women, their health, ilnesses and ways of living, religious, culturel and traditionel.

    So yes, please support these women, even though it's hard to think about Afghanistan as a country where a lot of people, above all the women, need help.

    Take care, Renee
  13. by   Dplear
    I am not going to help these women by signing a petition....petitions do nothing. But do not worry because the USA will help these women of Afghanistan by wiping the taliban off the face of the earth......and soon
  14. by   Q.
    Until our country eliminates poverty HERE, eliminates the need for welfare HERE, elimates STD's and teenage pregnancies HERE, and deals with our racial issues HERE, I don't give a RIP about any other country.

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