sábado, abril 16, 2005

Mujeres en Afganistán

Antes de que EEUU decidiera invadir Afganistán, las mujeres ahí no eran más que seres inferiores, ahora la cosa ha cambiado. Cuenta Waheed, un nuevo blogger afgano, que el proceso político está desarrollándose positivamente y que a la mujer se le comienza a dar un papel importante en la política:
Afghanistan named its first female provincial governor. President Hamid Karzai appointed Ms Habiba Surabi as the governor of Bamian province last month and made a step forward in the slow political progress of women since the fall of Taliban more than three years ago. Surabi, who was selected from an all-female short-list, served as a Minister of Women's Affairs in President Karzai's previous transitional government for almost three years. The previous administration of President Hamid Karzai approved the constitution enshrining equal rights for women last year. Conditions for women in Afghanistan have gradually improved since the overthrow of the Taliban in late 2001, who barred women from education
Y muchos afganos piensan luchar para que las mujeres sean tratadas con la dignidad que se merecen. Cuenta Waheed en el mismo post como cuando fue elegida gobernadora salieron algunas personas a protestar, pero que un poco después salió mucha más gente para mostrar su apoyo a Habiba Surabi:
When she was announced as governor, somewhere between 150 to 200 people demonstrated on the streets in Bamian town. Demonstrators were loyal to the former governor and local militia commander, but they were quickly outnumbered by up to 1,000 people who came out in her support. It shows how fed up people are with warlords and fundamentalists
Recordar también que Chrenkoff, al igual que con Irak, recopila toda las noticias positivas que suceden en Afganistán. Este es la primera parte, las demás se pueden encontrar en la página Chrenkoff.