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International

Hi, I'm a grade 12 student, living in Canada, and recently read a heart wrenching story about the terrible treatment of the women in Afghanistan. I was absolutely furious when I read of the situation and even further saddened to think how shielded and ignorant we are of the problem. I proposed to my school's multicultural group that we try to raise some level awareness in the school community and they loved the idea. If there is any thing you can suggest we do or someone we should call/e-mail we would be extremely grateful. Thanks for your time, M. Datta Ray

Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM and for helping to inform your classmates about the injustices that hurt many women around the world. I lived most of my life thus far, never knowing about how many women around the world are subjected to such discrepancies and plain old hurt.

To learn more about how to fight against these types of international injustices--you should contact Equality Now, an organization that deals specifically with human rights abuses as they relate specifically to women. They can surely provide you with information about how to take action and with enough resources to make those actions well informed. You should also reference the Activism section at FEMINIST.COM. We have one specifically about Afghanistan with appropriate resource material. I hope this information helps -- and I think it's great that you are taking these steps. Good luck and I hope that your classmates appreciate it.


Amy

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