- Title: Afghan women demand rights from Taliban government
- Date: 10th October 2021
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (OCTOBER 9, 2021) (VIDEO OBTAINED BY REUTERS - NO RESALE) VARIOUS OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN RALLYING IN PARK FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (OCTOBER 10, 2021) (REUTERS) MEMBERS OF AFGHAN WOMEN'S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION NETWORK (AWPPN) HOLDING NEWS CONFERENCE ACTIVISTS HOLDING UP PLACARDS WOMAN HOLDIG PLACARD READING (Dari ): "POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN THE CONSTITUTION." THREE WOMEN HOLDING PLACARDS READING (Dari): "AFGHAN WOMEN ARE NOT GOING BACKWARDS", " DO NOT REMOVE WOMEN", "POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN THE CONSTITUTION." WOMAN HOLDING PLACARD VAROPIS OF REPORTER TAKING NOTES NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) UNIDENTIFIED RIGHTS ACTIVIST SAYING: "Earlier, those civil activists who had been in prison are in danger. No one can raise their voice (against the Taliban) and many people, out of fear, can't even leave their homes." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS VARIOUS OF WOMEN HOLDING PLACARDS (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) RIGHTS ACTIVIST FATIMA AHMADI, SAYING: "Today, women from over 100 nations should raise their voice for us and support us. Women came under pressure soon after the Islamic Emirate (Taliban government) came in (to power in) Afghanistan. We have gathered here to raise our voice and demand our rights. " NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 24th October 2021 12:44
- Keywords: Taliban protest rights women
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Society/Social Issues
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Afghan women activists said they were declaring Sunday (October 10) the "International Day of Women's Solidarity with Afghan Women", urging women around the world to protest against the Taliban and rally for the rights of Afghan women.
"No one can raise their voice (against Taliban) and many people, out of fear, can't even leave their homes," said one of the activists who participated in the news conference and indoor rally organized by the Afghan Women's Political Participation Network (AWPPN).
They said that women in more than 100 countries were set to show their support for women's rights in Afghanistan, and to protest against the numerous restrictions imposed on women and girls in war torn country.
A statement released by the group said the AWPPN does not belong to any faction, group, military, ideology or party, and all Afghan women have a stake in demanding their rights. On Saturday (October 9), ahead of the news conference, some women and children gathered in a park held a demonstration.
Since the movement swept to power last month, Taliban officials have said women would be able to work and study within the limits laid down by sharia. But there has been widespread uncertainty about what practical effect that will have on their ability to keep their jobs. When the Taliban last ruled Afghanistan from 1996-2001, women were barred from employment and education.
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