Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Meryl Streep speaking about women's rights in Afghanistan

I've always been a passionate advocate of women's status, health and rights, so when I stumbled upon this video in my Social Justice class - I had an epiphany that someone has got to do something about the current state of the women in Afghanistan. In this modern day, the majority of girls there (especially in rural areas) do not have access to education and in some cases - basic healthcare. Only 18% of girls aged 15-24 are literate in Afghanistan (UNICEF). A mere 18%.

Currently, Canada is on a UN peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan. We, as Canadian youth - have a duty to speak for the silenced.

Enjoy. Meryl Streep is a vision!


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