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Girls Receive Books in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, March 2006
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Empowering Women is Key to Afghanistan’s Reconstruction

“Afghanistan will haunt you.” When these words were repeated during my 10-day visit to Kabul, I didn’t understand the meaning. A year later, I still struggle to comprehend the trip as images of Afghanistan haunt me.

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WFP Staff’s Perspective on Women in Afghanistan

Friends, family and blog readers who’ve been following since before I launched, know I visited Afghanistan in 2006. For those who don’t know, I traveled with Global Exchange on a 10-day trip to Kabul with the focus on women making change in a post-Taliban society. (You can read the blog posts from the trip […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Praying in Afghanistan

Honestly, I think about my March 2006 Afghanistan trip daily and wonder how the people I met are doing. Earlier this week a representative with Global Exchange, which I traveled on one of their Afghanistan Reality Tours, contacted me regarding this post (Laughing in Afghanistan) requesting to post it on their blog. In respect of […]

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Three Women in Burqas in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2006
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More Troops in Afghanistan? It’s About Time

Should politics and travel mix? Having recently read Travel as a Political Act, if traveling to enrich the mind and spirit, it’s inevitable politics will play some role. For me, travel isn’t always about sleeping in lush beds and lounging by pools sipping cocktails (although that’s nice). It’s about experiencing, broadening my horizons, and making connections with people which is part of the reason I traveled to Kabul in March 2006. And traveling to a war-torn country means politics will play a role.

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Three Women in Burqas in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2006
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Laughing in Afghanistan

Sky-blue burqas continue to flow down the dusty streets of Kabul. They’re remnants of the Taliban’s harsh reign and belief women should not be seen. While Afghan woman are no longer required to wear burqas, many prefer wearing the full-body, shapeless cape while in public. Or sadly, their husbands or other male in their life demand they be worn.

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