Tag Archives: Afghanistan

More Women’s Stories

Here is Foreign Policy‘s slideshow  about “child brides,” an increasingly common practice in rural Afghanistan. A quote that blows my mind: “More than 50 million girls under the age of 17 in developing countries are married.” National Geographic‘s Cynthia Gorney has a story about this as well.

And in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a woman, Manal-al-Sharif, was arrested this week for driving, after posting a YouTube video last week showing her defying the law. Women are not traditionally allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, but some–men and women–are trying to change that.

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