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Contested TerrainReflections with Afghan Women Leaders$
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Sally L. Kitch

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038709

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038709.001.0001

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Journeys through Contested Terrain

Journeys through Contested Terrain

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(p.1) Introduction Journeys through Contested Terrain
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Contested Terrain
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Sally L. Kitch

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038709.003.0001

This chapter presents the author's account of her relationship with two Afghan women, Jamila Afghani, founder and director of an Afghan-based educational NGO then called the Noor Educational Center (NEC), and Marzia Basel, the judge and founder of the Afghan Women Judges Association. These women would eventually ask her to write about their personal stories and political perspectives on Afghan women's tumultuous and contested opportunities and responsibilities, a request that she honored as the core and inspiration of this book. She realized that their journey together—more metaphorical than literal but also involving much travel and change of scene—would take them over such contested terrain.

Keywords:   Jamila Afghani, Marzia Basel, Afghan women, Noor Educational Center, Afghan Women Judges Association

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