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Afghanistan: Protesters march in outrage at violence against women02:09

Afghanistan: Protesters march in outrage at violence against women

Afghanistan, Kabul
November 24, 2017 at 17:56 GMT -00:00 · Published

Protesters voiced their frustration at the current state of womens' rights at a rally organised by the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan, in Kabul on Friday.The demonstrators held placards calling for the emancipation of women and an end to violence.The Solidarity Party is highly critical of NATO intervention in the country and its impact on women's rights. The Solidarity Party's director, Selai Ghafar, said that "in 2001, the US and NATO occupied Afghanistan under the banner of women's rights, democracy, freedom and social justice, and especially fighting against terrorism. But now we can see after passing 16 years on daily basis Afghan women are suffering and there are unforgettable crimes and atrocities." NATO forces claim that freedom for women has increased since the overthrow of the Taliban regime in 2001. The rally was timed to coincide with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25.

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Protesters voiced their frustration at the current state of womens' rights at a rally organised by the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan, in Kabul on Friday.The demonstrators held placards calling for the emancipation of women and an end to violence.The Solidarity Party is highly critical of NATO intervention in the country and its impact on women's rights. The Solidarity Party's director, Selai Ghafar, said that "in 2001, the US and NATO occupied Afghanistan under the banner of women's rights, democracy, freedom and social justice, and especially fighting against terrorism. But now we can see after passing 16 years on daily basis Afghan women are suffering and there are unforgettable crimes and atrocities." NATO forces claim that freedom for women has increased since the overthrow of the Taliban regime in 2001. The rally was timed to coincide with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25.

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