Saturday August 4, 2012, 9:01 am
We can't know what true suffering and hardship is unless we experience the life that these poor women have to endure every day. I cannot understand why such things are still happening in 2012
Saturday August 4, 2012, 10:29 am
How can anyone looking at the joy and elation on these young girls faces not do anything but smile? The biggest threat to the myopic and sophmoric male dominated regimes is women's education. When you educate the women it is they who created businesses and through whom grass root eocnomies are started. Unwanted pregnancies are shown to decrease. In past the IMF and these vicousious beasts have done their best to suppress women's education. The human spirit however is indomitable. These are sad and shameful, despicable acts that these men in the name of their god have carried out: burning children alive in schools; throwing acid in their faces. Change is inevitable and someday these girls will look back in triumph over your graves due to your inability to change and to adapt to modernization.
Saturday August 4, 2012, 11:33 am
I really like what CNN started to do with Heros. I have voted every year since it started and look forward to watching the program when the winner is on the podium, as well as listening to the other speakers. When you think, what is it one person can do? Then watch this program, you will have your answer. One person can do a lot, and with the help of other hands more can be done.
We do not need to be in Afghanistan spending billions on supplies of war, we'd make a far greater contribution to a Country by respecting them as human beings, speaking to the Elders of the Communities, and educating them to how important it is for the children to be educated, all children, but women most importantly.
Most people, when it is approached in a good way, a heartfelt way, tend to open their hearts and minds to listen. Change can happen in Countries like that for the better, but it will not be with guns and bombs. Once a Community realizes how they can help improve all their lives, they will be more receptive to education and opportunities for the future for their children. I'd rather our help be in the form of books, desks, and school structures, I'm tired of living in a Country that seems to handle everything with an iron hand.
Saturday August 4, 2012, 5:10 pm
What a sick, sad world we live in. I feel in many ways the human race has not evolved at all. Brave girls to risk their lives for what they believe in. Maybe one day all females will have the same rights as males in all countries.