Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) welcomes the recent announcement from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for renewed Canadian support to development in Afghanistan, focused on supporting women and girls.
It's often said that the war in Afghanistan is more a war of perceptions than anything. This is sometimes in reference to the Taliban's capacity to use propaganda strategically in comparison to NATO, and sometimes to the dire need for the Afghan Government to win greater legitimacy by doing a better job of rooting out the corruption and weakness that too often consumes it. But most frequently, it refers to the waning public support in the western world for our governments' ongoing investments in a war routinely written off as a lost cause.
When a national group promoting the education of Afghan women meets this fall near Pictou, five teacher-educators from the war-torn country will be there.
Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, also known as CW4WAfghan, is bringing five Afghan teachers to Canada for a three-week education program designed to equip them to train other teachers when they return to their own country.
July 8, 2012 TOKYO―Today, Chris Alexander, Parliamentary Secretary for National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, announced an important investment to support development efforts in Afghanistan until 2017. Mr. Alexander made the announcement during the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan, which focused on international development over the next decade.