International Women’s Day 2023

IWD 2023

On Aug. 15, 2021, two weeks before the U.S. military was to complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban entered Kabul and captured the capital as the culmination of a weeklong offensive in which the hardline Islamist movement rapidly seized control over most of the country, sometimes with barely a fight. A few days later, at the first press conference since returning to power, a Taliban spokesman promised that women in Afghanistan would be allowed to work and study “but within the framework of Islam.”

On International Women’s Day 2023, we stand in solidarity with women & girls in Afghanistan who continue to face unprecedented levels of misogyny under Taliban rule.

The Taliban’s campaign against women continues. Don’t look away.

On #IWD2023 we also pay tribute to Ukraine’s women for their exceptional resilience, leadership & courage. From trafficking & gender-based violence 2 loss of livelihoods & rising poverty, Ukraine women & girls bear severe impacts. 2,296 women & girls have been killed since the invasion

Despite being underrepresented in national & local Ukraine govt, Ukrainian women are prominent international advocates of their country & as frontline soldiers to unofficial ambassadors, they’re playing a key role in the struggle to defeat Putin.

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