Participants at the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan will help develop a roadmap for Afghanistan and determine whether the international community can deliver on its development goals, including the elusive goal of securing Afghan women’s rights.
"We went into Afghanistan to protect women's rights. More than 10 years later, nearly nine in 10 women still faces domestic violence,” Zohra Moosa, a women's rights advisor at ActionAid, told GlobalPost.
Explaining that Afghanistan is still one of the worst places in the world to be a woman, Moosa said just $90 million is needed to begin to tackle the problem. “There's no excuse for donors not finding this sum,” she said, “and finally committing to end violence against women and girls at the Tokyo Conference this Sunday.”
Read the complete story at Global Post, published 6 July 2012.