Tag: #Change

  • The foreign policy response to the situation for women in Afghanistan: From optics to effective change?

    The foreign policy response to the situation for women in Afghanistan: From optics to effective change?

    Concerns for the rights of Afghan women and girls were used to leverage support for the war in Afghanistan from start to finish. In her famous radio address at the beginning of the war, Laura Bush urged Western governments and the international community to amplify and protect the voice of Afghan women. Throughout the duration of the war, this sentiment was captured in the development of foreign policies which were notionally designed to facilitate women’s empowerment and prevent further curtailment of their rights.

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