13 May '12, 10am

What It Means To Be A Mother In Afghanistan | Care2 Causes

What It Means To Be A Mother In Afghanistan | Care2 Causes

by Silke Buhr, World Food Programme Public Information Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan Afghanistan is no longer the worst place in the world to be a mother, according to a new report by Save the Children . I am at once heartened and shocked by this news. If that respected NGO can show that progress has been made in this country, it must be true, and that is a good thing. But then this means that there is a place where women risk even more to have a child than in Afghanistan. My heart goes out to the women of Niger, the new holders of this soul-wrenching title. Even before the report came out, we’d been talking a great deal about motherhood in my little office in Kabul. My Afghan colleagues can’t tell me enough how important mothers are in their culture, how mothers are honoured, revered and loved. They quote religious references and snippets from everyday life; they speak fo...

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