Afghanistan: Women protest murder of Afghan women

Rights and Democracy
Afghan women protest at the silence and inactivity of the Afghan government regarding the recent killings in Baghlan (3 women raped and murdered for NGO activity), and in Badakshan (1 woman stoned to death).
It is important to know that the Afghan women's movement is responding to violence against women.
Please come with your female friends and colleagues.

Date: May 5th, 13.00 hours
Time: 13:00
Place: Women's Garden, Kabul, Afghanistan
Protest: Speeches and interviews for the national and international press.

Plans are also underfoot to inaugurate a women's memorial on this day, where names of women murdered will be recorded.

May 5, 2005 - (IRIN) Several hundred women demonstrated on the streets of the Afghan capital, Kabul on Thursday, calling on the government to improve their security and to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths of five women over the past two weeks, three of them on Wednesday. Click here to read the complete report.