Pat Kennelly

Pat Kennelly is the Associate Director of the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking and is participating in the peacemaking efforts organized by the Afghan Peace Volunteers and Voices for Creative Nonviolence. He writes from Kabul, Afghanistan and can be contacted at kennellyp@gmail.com

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Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Afghan Women: Which Side Are You On?
Here in Afghanistan, the United States is spending $2 billion dollars a week on war under the guise of improving Afghanistan. In Chicago at the NATO summit, Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright and several influential female leaders came together and publicly claimed an American and NATO troop presence in Afghanistan was warranted in order to continue to improve the security of women. The problem is that these influential women are calling for the very thing that makes Afghan women insecure.
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