Tuesday, March 28, 2006

How Quickly Things Have Changed

Just days upon returning home from Kabul, a few things happened over there:

Recall my post about the young girl we met in the office of the Ministry of Women's Affairs? Kevin Sites with Yahoo! published a story about her in his "Hot Zone" blog. You can read it here, however, there is one major error - she was married to a three-year-old, not a 30-year-old, big difference. Other than that, it's the same story and images we heard and saw. Extremely powerful.

Dr. Massouda Jalal, Minister of Women's Affairs is no longer in that position. President Karzai reshuffled (more like cleaned out) his cabinet.

The Minister of Mining and Industry, and husband of Fatima Sediq (our gracious hostess on two occasions and who organized the who's who of powerful women in Kabul), also lost his job.

I certainly hope it is coincidence that these generous people, who were evidently making a positive impact in the future of women, lost their jobs. I wish them well and hope they resurface stronger and more powerful than before.

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