Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Afghan women marching for peace

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, one million Afghan women across every province will march for peace in their war torn country.

A group of women in the Kandahar province, the most violent province in Afghanistan, were the first to organize the march. Soon women’s groups across Afghanistan and in Kabul were quickly attracted by the idea with over one million women pledging to take part in the simultaneous marches. The marches will be held on March 8th at 10am.

The Independent Women’s Forum, led by Associate Director of Foreign Policy and International Women’s Issues Halima Karzi, has now begun to circulate a petition in hopes of garnering support for these brave women.

To show your support, click here to sign your name.


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