Supporting Women in Afghanistan
The picture was taken as part of the Amnesty International campaign in support of Afghan women human rights defenders. The photo & the caption under it; “Injustice to one woman is injustice to the entire human race. Wherever you are be the voice of equality” shows solidarity with a new group, “Young Women for Change”. Copies of all photos taken were forwarded on to Amnesty & then to YWC.
YWC was founded in 2011 as a grass roots feminist movement aiming to empower & improve the lives of women in Afghanistan. They organised the first ever anti-street harassment march, led a protest movement asking for justice for women & conducted the first large scale study of sexual harassment. They run an awareness programme facilitating greater involvement by women in social & political life. They include men in their membership.