"As the Taliban returns to power in Afghanistan, we watch, often helplessly, the erosion of educational gains made by Afghan women. Their plight is a devastating reminder that women are actually critical to advancing education across generations: the children of educated women are more likely to be educated themselves--and more likely to contribute to peaceful and flourishing societies. Saint Mary’s College has a long tradition of educating women. The Sisters of the Holy Cross, who founded this College, made a commitment to access in education. Our own ongoing mission requires us to stand in solidarity with Afghan women and to offer help in whatever ways we can. We invite you to use this website to educate yourself about the growing crisis in Afghanistan, especially as it pertains to women and their human rights."
Education Meets Action
- State Refugee Coordinator: Matthew Schomburg (855) 673-0193
- State Refugee Health Coordinator: Alicia Earnest (317) 234-2752
- State Refugee Coordinator: Ben Cabanaw (517) 512-5668
- State Refuge Health Coordinator: Helen McGuirk (517) 256-4250
The Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL), the Department of Gender & Women's Studies, and the Department of Global Studies join with the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) to "express our solidarity with Afghan women's rights and feminist activists and scholars, and human rights activists, many of whom are currently being targeted by the Taliban." To read the full NWSA statement, click here.