Tuesday, September 2, 2008


A new report indicates in addition to war and limited access to resources, uneducated mothers are at the root of soaring child mortality rates:
High child mortality rates in conservative Afghanistan are linked not just to war but to mothers being uneducated and having little or no say when their children need medical help, a study has found.

Child mortality rates in Afghanistan are among the highest in the world, and one out of every five Afghan children (or 191 out of every 1,000 live births) will not survive beyond age five.

Did you catch that? One out of every five children will not live to see their sixth birthday because women are treated like shit in Afghanistan.

What to do? Start with RAWA, move over to the Feminist Majority Foundation, and check out Circle of Women to see what they are doing for Afghani women.

H/T Jezebel

Obama/Biden 2008

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