A sea of burqas
A main street full
BBC interview/map of Afghanistan
Two women, posters, registration cards
Women crowd the registration site
Paul Being Interviewed by BBC
Men watch as 500 women walk down a small street
Small old woman and poster
Men watching did not know what to make of it. It is the first time in the country that so many women have matched to register. Many men will be a little worried at this. As the women were wearing burqas their husbands will not know if they were there even if they see them on television.
During the year I spent campaigning against the war on Iraq by networking with various groups and being involved in the organisation of marches little di dI know how I would be putting these useful skills in northern Afghanistan.I am working with my local team to try and empower as many women as possible to exercise their democratic rights and the strength they have. There is a lot under those burqas.