The idea that a military occupation would somehow help Afghan women was promoted by Laura Bush, wife of the former US President who ordered the October 2001 invasion. It is an argument that been rejected by the Afghan women’s group RAWA, and by activist and former Afghan MP Malalai Joya. They say that the NATO occupation has simply added a third enemy, on top of the Taliban and the NATO-backed warlords.
Amnesty was forced onto the back foot almost immediately by protests over its posters, which read “NATO: keep the progress going”. Many thought this appeared an endorsement of the occupation.
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