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Letter from Manizha on Taliban Talks in Doha

Dear Supporters,

As you know, the Taliban has opened an office in Doha, Qatar, and claims to want to negotiate a peaceful solution to the long war in Afghanistan.

Although we yearn for peace as much as you, Women for Afghan Women believes that far from achieving that goal, negotiating with the Taliban is the way to brutal repression.

Royal Roads University is honouring Lauryn Oates for her work to improve education and literacy in Afghanistan. We hear about the positive changes she's seeing in that country.

http://www.cbc.ca/allpointswest/2013/06/18/royal-roads-honouree-lauryn-oates/

March 10, 2013

DARI News Release HERE.

     Afghanistan, and its capital city in particular, are facing an environmental crisis that puts millions of lives at risk, and significantly lowers the quality of life of Afghans.  Despite the gravity of this crisis—which is estimated to claim far more lives than the current conflict—little is being done.

December 27, 2012
Kevin Sieff
Students are seeking refuge from Taliban threats to their education.

08 December 2012
by Sayed Azim Arash  

Kapisa provincial governor on Saturday dismissed reports that a schoolgirl, Anisa, was shot dead by Taliban forces last week for her work as a polio health worker, saying instead that Anisa was a 35-year-old woman who was simply caught in the crossfire of a gunfight.

Mehrabuddin Safi quashed the accounts given by other provincial and school officials of Anisa's death, including the claim that she worked with the polio eradication campaign.

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