Since retiring the majority NATO’s troops in 2014, Afghanistan, a place of child brides and where working women risk their lives, has seen violence reach its’ highest numbers in the first 6 months of 2017, with a 23% rise of violence against women. Just a few years ago, Farkhunda Malikzada, working woman-teacher on her way to her Quran lesson, was stomped on, stoned, driven over then thrown by riverside and burned. With no intervention by nearby police, the 48 men who kicked her, cheered on, taped the tragic events to then post it on social network have yet to have their sentence be put in place. Death threats against female journalists are real occurrences, they need to hide behind their burqua and live in secret refuge.
In 2013 the first female pilot in the Afghan’s aviation Niloofar Rahamani, after numerous death threats, during a refreshing course in the USA, sought political asylum, declaring “Afghanistan is at war with Afghan women”. Breaking the old work tradition of women weaving carpets will be arduously fought with tenacity, strength, patience, love and tears.
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