Afghan women have made hard-won gains in the past decade.  Today, girls can attend school.  Women hold important positions in local and national government and play a vital role in the economy.  Yet, serious threats to women remain.  Many Afghan women live in an environment of fear, and they worry that with a draw down of American troops, the Taliban will reverse the progress that has been made.

For Afghanistan to become a fully inclusive society, women’s rights must be protected and expanded.  The Bush Institute’s Afghan Women’s Project spotlights the struggles and successes of Afghan women by telling their personal stories, publishing briefings and reports, and highlighting beneficial projects.

Afghan women need our help and our hope.  Join us in working to ensure that dignity and opportunity will be secured for all the women and children of Afghanistan. Learn more about how to support Afghan women and children.

 


Related Papers:

Invest in Afghan Women: A Report on Education in Afghanistan
Presented by the George W. Bush Institute's Women's Initiative

Elections in Afghanistan: What's at Stake for Women
by Sarah Van Wie