Sisters, let us uproot violence against women with our organized struggle!
- Written by Solidarity Party of Afghanistan
- Category: Statements
On October 17, 1999, the UN designated the 25th of November, famously known as the day of the brutal murder of the Mirabal sisters, as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Perhaps no country in the world received as much discussion on “freedom of women” and “ending violence against women” and other such appealing slogans as Afghanistan, but only in words. Especially, in the past one and a half decades of the US invasion and installation of its lackeys, the Afghan woman has become a tool in their hands to hide their reactionary, oppressive, and filthy reality and treacherously deceive people. The rapid growth of NGOs created for “defending women’s rights” and the millions of dollars poured as funding for this purpose, were all efforts by the West and the US to hide the real nature of their criminal war in our country, and pretend that they did not invade Afghanistan to plunder it, but to better the lives of its women. Only a handful of women like Nahid Farid, Shukria Barekzai, Fawzia Koofi, Amina Balkhi, Qadria Yazdanparast, Fatima Gilani, Amina Afzali, Sima Samar, Azita Rifat, Shinkai Karokhel, and others, who serve foreigners and criminal warlords, were given money, status and fame, and showcased as gains of women. But the majority of Afghan women still mourn and suffer in the ruins of our country under the domination of murderous fundamentalists in the government, the Taliban, and ISIS, and their painful cries echo from all corners of this land every day. Now even international human rights organizations cannot deny that Afghan women are in a more disastrous situation and are worse off today than they were under the dark rule of the Taliban.