international women's day 2011

The Women of Gareshk Celebrate International Women’s Day

Posted on: 25 March 2011

Gareshk, the economic capital of Helmand Province hosted a female shura this week. More typically associated with the men; shura’s are an Afghan form of meeting where business and discussions take place. Last week though, 300 women from the area, many widowed by the Insurgents, gathered for their own discussions to celebrate International Women’s Day – an opportunity that would have been impossible until the recent increase in regional security and stability.

In this report by Mel Preen of NATO Channel TV, she meets some of the brave and inspiring women who took many risks during the years of Taliban rule, to bring hope to the future of Afghanistan.

Click on the image below to view the NATO Channel TV video story.

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