Thursday, December 13, 2007


Dec 12, 2007---New Delhi - In the heart of southern Afghanistan, hundreds of women gathered Wednesday to do something extraordinary: They raised their voices in prayers for peace.

The idea of women doing anything aside from tending to home and family is fairly shocking in provinces like Kandahar and Helmand, where the ultra-fundamentalist Taliban control most of the countryside. Yet the assembling of an estimated 1,000 women in six southern provinces is a compelling development, women's rights experts say.

From southern Afghanistan's voiceless women come 1,000 prayers for peace
At extraordinary meetings Wednesday, southern Afghan women prayed and told stories about how the war has torn their families apart.

"Taxi to the Dark Side" Los Angeles Times

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