On Friday, CNN reported a group of Afghan women activists held a small protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, currently controlled by the Taliban, pushing for “equal rights and full participation in political life.”
According to the outlet, “a group called the Women’s Political Participation Network marched on the street in front of Afghanistan’s Finance Ministry, chanting slogans and holding signs demanding involvement in the Afghan government and calling for constitutional law. Footage showed a brief confrontation between a Taliban guard and some of the women, and a man’s voice could be heard saying, ‘Go away!’ before chanting resumed.”
The protest was reportedly not large, with video reportedly showing around a few dozen people present, but it is still an example of women pushing back against the Taliban in an extraordinary act.
The day before, Afghan women had held a similar protest in a different city of the country.
The Washington Post reported that in spite of the danger women face for making such declarations