Friday, May 11, 2012

Fly a Kite for Afghan Women

"This Mother's Day, Amnesty [International] is inviting you to write a message of solidarity for Afghan women. We'll put it on a kite -- kite flying is a popular pastime in Afghanistan -- and fly it during the NATO Summit in Chicago, May 20-21, where President Obama and Afghan President Karzai will be discussing Afghanistan's transition."

To President Obama and President Karzai meeting in Chicago on May 20, 2012 without a single Afghan woman at the table 

I am shouting but you don’t answer—
One day you’ll look for me and I’ll be gone from this world.

      Zarmina, a landai

The pay phone is ringing, ringing—
For love, yet another woman has set herself on fire.


Ms. said...

O'm stealing this shamelessly to repost at my site in a compendium of MOTHERHOOD references Saturday, also known as passing it along. Thank you.

Jee Leong Koh said...

The landai comes from a New York Magazine article by Eliza Griswold about Aghan women poets.