Afghan women protest against domestic violence

(14 Apr 2012) 1. Wide of young Afghan women protesting against violence against women
2. Various of protesters marching, holding signs reading (Dari) ”Where is the justice?”
3. Mid of protesters
4. Close of sign reading ”Where is justice? Implement laws for the prevention of violence against women” (Dari)
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Massoma Ahmadi, school student:
“I just joined because I am going to represent a million or more Afghan women, all over Afghanistan, because it is so worse. Today women are killed, they are burned, or something else happens to them, but no-one is caring about them.”
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Helai Sarwari, school student:
“They think that women are their property, but it”s not. And we came here today to say that it is enough and we have suffered enough and we don”t want to suffer anymore.”
7. Various of protesters with signs
8. Mid of protesters marching
Dozens of young Afghan women took to the streets of Kabul on Saturday, to protest against violence against women.
The protesters, who were mainly young Afghan school girls, were holding signs demanding an end to violence against women.
They marched to the Afghan parliament.
The protest was organised by Young Women for Change (YWC) and an Afghan NGO founded in April 2011.
According to a report by YWC, three women have been killed in cases of domestic violence since the start of the Afghan New Year, in late March,
The incidents happened in Herat, Khost and Paktiya provinces.
In one of the most notorious cases of violence against women in recent times, 15-year-old Sahar Gul was tortured by her husband and his family in northern Afghanistan in 2011.

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