Articles by Jocelyn Woods
Afghanistan is a war torn country. Fighting has ravaged the nation ever since the occupation of the Soviets, who invaded the country in the late '70s. Since then, the nation has experienced ethnic battles, armed conflicts, and human right violations.
Afghanistan is dominated by the Taliban militia, which is singling out the country's women and establishing inhumane regulations and punishments. This is creating a male dominated society, depriving women of their rights and taking education away from Afghanistan children. Ethnic fighting is common, and the punishments of the Taliban grow more and more severe. Women and children are being killed.
Their society is a result of the Soviet invasion. It is built upon hostility and conflict that have devoured the country and its people. There is a raging fire sweeping across the nation. A fire of war, a fire of unjust and inhumane treatment, and a fire of insanity.
The children of Afghanistan need a better future. The children are innocent, but over time can become devoured by the flame of war and hatred that engulfs the country, and be swept into the foulness. Their innocence cannot last forever. But in that same innocence there lies the utmost potential for a better future.
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