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Afghan women protest on eve of UN day against violence

Afghan women protest on eve of UN day against violence

KABUL: More than a dozen Afghan women protested briefly in Kabul Thursday, calling for their rights to be recognised on the eve of the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.Afghan women have been squeezed out of public life since the Taliban’s return to power in August last year, but small groups have staged flash protests that are usually quickly shut down, sometimes violently.“We will fight for our rights to the end and we will not surrender,“ read a sign in the Dari language carried by one of the protesters.Most of the group wore dark sunglasses, their heads covered with a veil and a surgical mask obscuring their face.Taliban fighters kept a close eye on proceedings, while cars marked with the logo of the intelligence services circled the neighbourhood.Most women government workers have lost their jobs -- or are being paid a pittance to stay at home -- since the Taliban returned to power. Women have also been barred from travelling without a male relat

The U.S. Sun, Benzer haberler