People protest in the city of Kabul, over the execution style murder of a woman accused of adultery. Their placards read: ‘Other women can’t be silenced’. Other protesters carried signs saying ”International community: Where is the protection and justice for Afghan women?”
Today Afghan women’s affairs official was killed in a car bomb.
Women have gained basic rights such as education voting and employment in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban but their rights are in a very precarious position right now. There’s a danger that the Afghan government could trade them away in return for peace with the Taliban. The women in the picture are speaking up about these issues, and we ought to give them a hand. Please reblog, and if you have a spare few minutes you could even contact you EU representative or local politician to ask that they continue to push for women’s rights in Afghanistan.
You can read more on this issue at Amnesty International.
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