While we may feel helpless at the moment, we are afforded the opportunity to pass on support to those most in need because of our freedom. Please help me in supporting the women in Afghanistan during the most pressing crisis in 20-plus years.

Even before the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan, women in the country faced a variety of inequalities. Now, with families across the country being uprooted from their homes, women and children are likely to be the hardest hit by the widespread displacement caused by escalating conflict and instability.

Afghanaid is a UK organization that directs aid to projects in basic services, gender inclusion, women's rights, livelihoods and emergency assistance. Please consider supporting women in Afghanistan as they prepare to endure some of the most difficult times of their lives.

Schyler Cordova