Screening: The promise: a journey through Afghanistan

Screening Monday 2nd July, 2007

Journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy travels to Afghanistan to find out how life has changed for women in the five years since the invasion by America and its allies and to investigate whether women have been ‘liberated’ as President Bush has claimed.
Her revealing journey takes her from the bustling capital of Kabul to Herat on the Iranian border, where suicide rates for women are shockingly high, and on to the remote rural areas in the north where Afghan life is at its most basic.