Afghan women protest gender-based violence

Hundreds of Afghan women rallied today in Kabul to bring attention to violence against women.
The women demonstrators prepared a 12-article resolution addressing, among other issues, the elimination of violence against women, gender-based discrimination, and the creation of programs to prevent and combat violence against women.
Wulanga Saafi, a senior civil servant at the Ministry of Education who was participating in the rally, said that “women do have the understanding to voice their concerns and ask for their rights, but they are self-censored given violence both at home and outside their homes.”
And don’t forget…tomorrow is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

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