Be the Change: Not Guilty Tees for Afghan Women

January 16, 2011 at 9:09 pm 1 comment

This month’s Marie Claire features an article on women imprisoned in Afghanistan for “moral crimes” – such as refusing to marry their rapist or attempting to leave an abusive husband.  They designed a special t-shirt to raise funds for the cause:

“It’s hard to imagine a worse place to be a woman than Afghanistan right now, where girls are thrown in hideous jails for “moral crimes” such as leaving a violent husband.

Karen Day’s piece in Marie Claire February issue — on newsstands everywhere Jan. 18 — so moved us, we designed this “Not Guilty” T-shirt ($25) to raise money to help the women in her story.

The Afghan Women’s Justice Project will send proceeds to non-profit groups that are working to improve imprisoned women’s lives. One shirt purchase buys a child’s milk for a month or school supplies for 10 prisoners.” (from the MC blog, http://www.marieclaire.com/world-reports/opinion/not-guilty-shirt-for-afghan-women)

To buy the t-shirt or donate to the Afghan Women’s Justice Project: http://www.awjp.org/

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