Tag Archive | "afghan women"

Success! Malalai Joya Granted Visa

Thursday, March 24, 2011


The peace community rallied quickly to declare outrage that the US government denied Malalai Joya’s initial visa request. Today, a US Embassy granted her a visa, and she is on her way to Boston to begin a speaking tour to promote the second edition of her memoir. Though she missed dates in New York and [...]

Call State Dept Today to Demand Malalai Joya Visa

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


CODEPINK has long supported the courageous work of Malalai Joya. In coordination with the Afghan Women’s Mission, we are urging everyone to call Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the State Department at 202-647-5291 between 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Standard Time. Press “1″ and leave a comment stating that you are outraged at Malalai Joya’s exclusion from the U.S. [...]

An American Diplomat and A British Soldier Tell their Leaders They Have No Clothes: No to the Afghanistan War Strategy

Monday, December 7, 2009


By Ann Wright British Army Lance Corporal Joe Glenton faces court martial for refusing to return to Afghanistan. He defied a direct order by his commanding officer to not participate in the in the Saturday, October 24, 2009, Stop the War march in London. Challenging his military command, Glenton told the 10,000 gathered for the [...]

GritTV: Women’s Roundtable on Afghanistan

Monday, November 2, 2009


CODEPINK’s Jodie Evans joins Kristen L. Rouse, founder of Veterans for Afghanistan; Nasrine Gross, President of Roqia Center for Rights, Studies and Education; and Yifat Susskind, communications director for MADRE on GritTV last week to discuss Afghanistan. Also in the show, the bravest woman in Afghanistan, Malalai Joya.  She is currently touring with her new book, A Woman Among Warlords:  The Extraordinary Story [...]

Lessons from Afghanistan: Taliban, women, Karzai, and outsiders

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Sara Nichols is an environmental and political activist, retired environmental attorney, and board member of  Women’s Campaign International.    She was a delegate on CODEPINK’s recent visit to Afghanistan.  Below she writes about some of the local perspectives and challenges she discovered in Afghanistan. I thought day one was as interesting as a day could get. But [...]

Afghan Women Speak Out: Dr. Roshnak Wardak

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


From Jodie Evans: I am just returning from my 10-day trip to Afghanistan. As we left, a farm was bombed and eight members of a family were killed. Eight U.S. soldiers also lost their lives in an insurgent raid on their outpost. And today marks the 8th anniversary of the US Invasion of that war [...]

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