Insightful Photos of 1960s Afghanistan Reveal What Life Was Like Before the Taliban”; Image via Dr. Bill Podlich’s collection, managed by his son-in-law Clayton Esterson. 

“I want every girl to know that her voice can change the world.” —Malala Yousafzai 

Women’s Equality Day is observed this Thursday, August 26th to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required decades of protesting and fighting for women’s rights by dedicated women and suffragists. Though there is still much more work to be done in our country, we acknowledge rights and privileges available to us.  

In the midst of political unrest, Afghanistan is experiencing one of the fastest-growing humanitarian crises in the world. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that 80% of those fleeing violence are women and children. We lend our voice and heart in support of these refugees, women, and children. Below is a list of resources and ways to protect and support them. 

Women for Women International 

Afghan Women’s Educational Center: AWEC 

How to Save the Lives of Afghan Women 

20 Years of Afghan Women Strong 

Afghanaid: Help People in Afghanistan 

Sahar – Education for Afghan Girls 

Sanitary Products for Displaced Afghan Women 

Donate to Help Children & Refugees in Afghanistan 

How can I help Afghanistan? 

What Women’s Advocacy Groups Worldwide Are Doing For Women In Afghanistan 

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