Women for Afghan Women Shattering Myths And Claiming The Future
Global Publishing at St. Martin’s Press Edited by Sunita Mehta
This groundbreaking collection traces the history of women's rights and roles in Afghanistan over the past 30 years; it examines the current human rights crisis, and suggests realistic solutions for post-war Afghanistan.
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Contributors: Foreword by Sima Wali Introduction by Sunita Mehta and Homaira Mamoor Fevziye Rahzogar Barlas Freshta Amirzada Eleanor Smeal Sanaa Nadim Arlene Lederman Liz Gould and Paul Fitzgerald Gloria Steinem Weeda Mansoor Sara Amiryar Fahima Vorgetts Halima Kazem Zohra Yusuf Daoud Lina Pallotta Atia Gaheez Ruth Messinger Riffat Hassan Angela King Felicity Hill and Mikele Aboitiz Irena Lieberman Zohra Rasekh Fariba Nawa Masuda Sultan Rina Amiri
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"A remarkable and timely book." —Radhika Coomaraswamy, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women
"Throw away clichéd ideas of Afghan women as passive, silent victims cowering under their burqas. The voices collected here—energetic, passionate, knowledgeable and wise—are the ones the world needs to hear if Afghanistan is to achieve real peace and solve its many problems." —Katha Pollitt, Nation columnist and author of Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture
"This important volume dispels many of the myths surrounding the Afghan people and their history and shows us, once more, that women’s participation is not only right and essential, but vital." —Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Director of the Women and Public Policy Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
"This book gives testament to the brilliance, power and potential of the women of Afghanistan. These voices must be heard." —Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues and Necessary Targets
"This stimulating collection gives a voice to women whose voices have been shrouded in silence. To read the words of many of these remarkable women is to understand the truth behind—and beyond—the burqa." —Shashi Tharoor, author and Head of the Department of Public Information, United Nations
"For decades images of Afghan women have been manipulated as symbols by male dominated political groups. In this book Afghan women, mostly those who have been forced to seek refuge abroad, tell their own stories of these decades of violence and how they hope to transform their own societies." —Barnett Rubin, author of The Fragmentation of Afghanistan and The Search for Peace in Afghanistan
"A must read for anyone with questions regarding Muslim women." —Dr. Faroque Khan, author of Story of a Mosque in America and Spokesperson for the Islamic Center of Long Island
"Over the last few months, many people have spoken on behalf of Afghan women; this book serves the invaluable function of allowing them to speak for themselves." —Amitav Ghosh, author of The Glass Palace