One of the main arguments in favor of the invasion of Afghanistan was that Afghan women were suffering under a fundamentalist religious regime, and needed help. Now, almost eight years later, how are women in Afghanistan doing?
Not according to a resolution that was passed on Friday, unanimously, by the United States Senate. That resolution states that “women in Afghanistan face rising insecurity and consequent physical and verbal violence in seeking political office and exercising their constitutional right to vote”.
It seems war is not the effective instrument of equality that many people thought it would be.