The cover of the December 2011 edition of NTM-A’s magazine Shohna ba Shohna (Shoulder to Shoulder) shows Dutch female police officers training Afghan women in pistol marksmanship.
Both Shohna Ba Shohna and the Netherlands Ministry of Defense reported the graduation of several women from a two-week security course in Kunduz Province last October. Since men are unable to touch women according to muslim law, women are vital to ensuring security at check-points around the country.
With the women learning to use pistols, handcuffs, and conduct body-searches and pat-downs, their husbands may not need to ask American medics how to get them pregnant.
Don’t expect a sexual revolution to overtake Afghanistan anytime soon as there is a catch. Afghan women are also being taught GIRoA law, human rights, and self-defence which may introduce Afghan men to a truly miserable existence!