Blue Ghosts

Blue Ghosts

Women's Rights in Afghanistan

Streaming Video - 2013
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After the September 11 attacks the U.S. began bombing Afghanistan, citing the liberation of the region's women as part of the justification for Operation Enduring Freedom. Five weeks later Laura Bush triumphantly stated that "because of our recent gains in Afghanistan, women are no longer imprisoned in their homes." But had anything really changed? As Suraya Pakzad, director of Afghan Voice of Women put it, "Village men will still trade a daughter for a dog." In this powerful program Pakzad discusses her country's ongoing struggle for women's rights. Viewers also hear from Western policy experts, and from male Afghan officials who deny that social, educational, and economic discrimination against the female half of their population remains a problem.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO ACCESSVID
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col
Language Note: Portions with English subtitles
Alternative Title: Women's Rights in Afghanistan


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This short film explores the strict legal and religious codes that govern Afghan women’s lives and social status, and the continuing struggle to expand women’s rights.

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