(Women's Day) Afghan women in uniform reminded of rights

World | 8 Mar 2018 7:23 pm

During Taliban rule many would have been afraid to leave their homes, but hundreds of women gathered in the Afghan capital Kabul today to commemorate International Women’s Day — and to remind their leaders that plenty of work remains to be done to give Afghan woman a voice, ensure their education and protect them from increasing violence.

The head of the Independent Human Rights Commission, Sima Samar, directed some comments at women in Afghanistan’s security forces.

"Your safety represents the safety of all Afghan women,” she said, reminding women in uniform to report any abuse by superiors to the rights commission. She said no one has the right to comment on their physical appearance or to speak to them disrespectfully.-AP

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