Hillary Clinton urges women to build democracy locally
On the day the Taliban arrived in her town in Afghanistan, Naheed Farid became a prisoner in her own home. “They burned my books, they burned my chairs, they burned my school. They burned my hopes that day,” she said. On Monday, Farid, now 27 and the youngest member of Afghanistan’s Parliament, listened at Wellesley College as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called for more women to do what Farid has done: dedicate themselves to democracy-building in their countries.