Another excuse to stay? Report on failures of US ‘gender programs' in Afghanistan says they should continue anyway

Posted On: Apr 18, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

Another excuse to stay? Report on failures of US ‘gender programs' in Afghanistan says they should continue anyway

Though the 18-year, $787 million US “gender equality” effort hasn't so much as created a word in Afghan languages for the concept, a new report is likely to be used by Washington to justify keeping troops in Afghanistan forever.
“Support for gender equality: Lessons from the US experience in Afghanistan” was among the flurry of reports produced for the new administration and presented at the end of February by John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction .
The 242-page volume goes over the entire history of US “gender programs” in Afghanistan, from the October 2001 invasion through the end of 2020, and describes many problems and shortcomings - but ends up concluding they should continue, along with the US presence there.
New report from the US gov on gender equality in Afghanistan. What are we still doing in Afghanistan, you ask? US has spent $787 million on gender programs, not including gender included in other programs. Hope to challenge stereotypes and patriarchy 1/n...

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