Prisoners of Tradition: Women in Afghanistan
There is a demand for achieving the United Nation's Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of "Promoting Gender Equality and Empowering Women". Though several of the other MDG's, are directed toward Afghanistan, such as universal education and reducing child mortality, this is the most important goal in direct relation to the oppression of women. Most of the MDG goals overlap, however, and are all necessarily co-dependent in order to increasing the quality of life for those locally and globally (glocally). For a complete list of other Millennium Development goals, click on the button below.
Here is a video published in December 2012 showing a glimpse at life for woman in Afghanistan. Nearly 70-80% of woman forced into arranged marriages and are sent to prison if they do not accept the proposal or run away from home. The video below goes into great detail to expose the impact of the lack of education in Afghanistan, not only for the girls but also for the boys. A 2008 Human Rights Watch survey found 87% of women have experienced at least one form of sexual, physical, or psychological abuse. (The I Files, 2012)
This video can be assessed via YouTube at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0Q9n4gmJrY