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.
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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.
December 10 is International Human Rights Day. We are asking people and organizations all over the world to commit to carrying out a simple act of solidarity in memory of Anisa, starting on December 10, and continuing throughout the month of December 2012.
Human Rights Day 2012: Take Action to Remember and Honour Anisa
We are calling for a global, collective memorial this Human Rights Day in honour of Afghan student Anisa.