WFP Staff’s Perspective on Women in Afghanistan
Friends, family and blog readers who’ve been following since before I launched opens in a new windowSoloTravelGirl.com, know I visited Afghanistan in 2006. For those who don’t know, I opens in a new windowtraveled 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 on opens in a new windowwww.quirkykitsch.com.)
Saying it was a life-altering experience is an understatement. Unfortunately, since the media reports only deteriorating conditions, I’ve become numb to the depressing news coming out of the country but having been there, I know there is good happening and hope is alive.
I was happy to learn from the World Food Program about a public information officer, Challiss McDonough, who’s spent the past year supporting food relief operations in Kabul. opens in a new windowCheck out this interview with her about her challenges and challenges of women.
All is not dark, McDonough is finding hope, the same hope many women I met with had.
I wish her well, I know her task is not easy.