Articles by: Eric Wilson

Volume 3

Women’s Shelters in Afghanistan

Women’s Shelters in Afghanistan

According to tribal codes, the penalty for fleeing one’s home without a male escort could be death; running from a marriage—especially taking one’s children with her—could result in an honor killing.

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Volume 2

The Village in Afghan Society

The Village in Afghan Society

When NATO pulls out of Afghanistan in entirety, the practical and simple skills, like midwifery or sewing, taught to the women in my village, will prove to be much more valuable than mathematics or a push toward village leadership.

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Volume 2

Making Muted Voices Heard

Making Muted Voices Heard

During the weekly shuras between U.S. forces and village elders, whenever questions on the status of women in the villages arose, tension mounted among the local men. This was perhaps due to a tribal and religiously orthodox chauvinism that seemed to assert that, in a business-like meeting between two male parties, women’s issues are not of importance.

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