February 28, 2007
A Tale of Two Women

Watch the program: Part 1 | Part 2

For war weary Afghans, she's one of a kind. Only five years after the Taliban banished women from the streets, the nation has its first female governor.

Reporter Trevor Bormann journeyed to the remote and breathtaking province of Bamiyan to meet a woman who is turning around the fortunes of her country.

Habiba Surabi is on a mission -- to get girls back into schools and rebuild her conflict ravaged country.

"This is a success story of the new Afghanistan," Bormann says. "The governor's province is an oasis in the chaos of the rest of the country.

"While the country has lost generations of young men to war, women hold the key to rebuilding Afghanistan."

Trevor Bormann also travelled to Kabul to profile another leading woman in a far more precarious position.

Malalai Joya is a 28-year-old parliamentarian and Afghanistan's "most wanted" woman -- all because of her outspoken stand against her fellow parliamentarians.

"She's denounced her elected colleagues as druglords and warlords, and for that her life is under constant threat," Bormann says.

Joya's courageous stand has an ominous undertone.

"I m not sure after one hour I will be alive or after one day, but because of my people I accept these risks," she told Bormann.

The story is an expose of democracy at work in Afghanistan, as seen through the lives of two women with a determination to reconstruct their nation.

ABOUT THIS BLOG
World’s Untold Stories showcases courageous correspondents telling intimate stories of society's most vulnerable people. Often gritty, always powerful tales that open our eyes to a world that is at times disturbing and captivating. Storytelling that is raw and unyielding in its impact. World’s Untold Stories will bring the viewer tales from all corners of the world, and shine light on activities almost never exposed.

Schedule and description
SHOWTIMES

Tuesday 830am 130pm

Thursday 830am 130pm

Saturday 830am 1230pm 1030pm

Sunday 130am 630pm
SUBSCRIBE
    What's this?
CNN Comment Policy: CNN encourages you to add a comment to this discussion. You may not post any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material that would violate the law. Please note that CNN makes reasonable efforts to review all comments prior to posting and CNN may edit comments for clarity or to keep out questionable or off-topic material. All comments should be relevant to the post and remain respectful of other authors and commenters. By submitting your comment, you hereby give CNN the right, but not the obligation, to post, air, edit, exhibit, telecast, cablecast, webcast, re-use, publish, reproduce, use, license, print, distribute or otherwise use your comment(s) and accompanying personal identifying information via all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity. CNN Privacy Statement.
Home  |  World  |  U.S.  |  Politics  |  Crime  |  Entertainment  |  Health  |  Tech  |  Travel  |  Living  |  Money  |  Sports  |  Time.com
© 2013 Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.