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The U.S. has failed in its policies in Middle East and South Asia. Are there other options for U.S. policy
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Our group had 3 questions: How can the US give money to a group that has no respect for human rights? Why did we negotiate with terrorists? Does the US have a plan to help Afghan women since they know the probles existed?
What resources are available to girls and women who have been denied education? Is there any way to support education virtually? Even if girls and women would be limited to phone contact, is there a pipeline to provide resources from the United States?
Where can we learn more about the reality in Afghanistan?
Are there young Afghan women (high-school or college age) who are here as exchange students & need host homes (b/c they cannot or do not want to go home at this time)?
great question, Katie B
It does seem as if we can do both: create curriculum that honestly represents the reality of the Afghan situation, AND create opportunities for women to pursue education, at a distance
Follow-up questions to studies at a distance: how do we connect with women who might be interested, and how do we finance this?
A few years ago I heard a presentation by an NGO who was putting books in iPADs and distributing them to rural Afghanistan in case the Taliban came back to power - hopefully their work continues
Thanks for saying that Haris!
Afghan women applying for U.S. student visas from outside Afghanistan are currently being refused visas because they are Afghan (i.e. embassy officials tell them they can't return to Afghanistan today, so therefore they don't meet the requirement that they prove that they'll return to their home country). What is being done in government or AASCU to change this?
I'll send out all of these resources, too,
I came to the US as an exchange student, getting accepted to a university after my exchange year was not very easy, I can only imagine the challenges now where women have less access to resources like I did before
Thank you Nadia for mentioning those resources to know where are these new Afghan immigrants.
Haris, thanks for summarizing the advocacy needed. This is really motivating and helpful.
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Advocating for afghan women to come here on scholarships will be huge, and life saving for those in hiding and banned from going to school.
This is a great and informative session. Will there be another session as a follow-up on this?
Thank you Steven Granich
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Thanks so much for a great session!
Thank you very much for sharing so much with us, Nadia and Haris. This was very informative.
This was an inspiring session!
Thanks to all for joining and making space for this issue. Truly grateful.
Thank you for the amazing session!
We are so grateful to you, Nadia and Haris!!
Thank you!!! Would love to know resources/partnerships to help/advocate in the Atlanta area!!