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9-11 & After: The World Grieves Together

The attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon shattered the lives of not only Americans but of people of all nationalities, both directly and indirectly. Organizations like the Taliban which significantly restrict the lives of women lead to many of the injustices caused to widows world wide. Griefandrenewal.com posts here some links which address the international aspects of the 9-11 tragedy.

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Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan

Just as we cannot forget the horrific events of September 11, 2001,we must not forget Afghan women and girls who have been suffering under the brutal Taliban regime. Afghan women and girls were the first victims of the Taliban.

Join us in urging the President and Congress to take steps to ensure the Afghan women and girls' rights are restored, that women will be at the center of the rebuilding of the country, and humanitarian assistance will be provided to alleviate the starvation, disease, and dire conditions these women and their children face as refugees.

The Taliban's atrocities, the worst drought in 30 years and displacement resulting from fighting have created pre-famine conditions within Afghanistan. Conditions among refugees who have fled to Pakistan - 75% of whom are women and children - are dire. With little food, many have no more than plastic sheets for shelter, and virtually no sanitation. These conditions have resulted in widespread disease, death, and regional instability.

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)

RAWA is fighting for the rights of widows and children in Afghanistan. Widows are not allowed to work in Afghanistan and have to beg for food for themselves and their children. The children are not provided for by the government.


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