Afghanistan - Graffiti on a wall in Kabul, on March 5, 2012. Encased in a head-to-toe burqa, the image depicts a distraught woman slumped on a cement stairwell, the work of Afghanistan’s first street artists who use graffiti to chronicle violence and oppression. The somber depictions of Afghan women on Kabul’s rutted streets offer rare public insight into their lives, still marred by violence and injustice despite progress in women’s rights since the Taliban was toppled over a decade ago. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
Afghan women protest against street harassment in Kabul, on July 14, 2011. In high heels and head scarves, a small band of Afghan women took to the streets of the country’s capital Kabul on Thursday to protest harassment by men. The signs read, “Street violence is illegal” (in black), “We will not be silent in the face of street harassment” (in red) and “To disgrace women is to disgrace humanity” (in blue). (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
Afghan Woman - (From some of the best photos of the decade past.)
A young Afghan woman shows her face in public for the first time after 5 years of Taliban Sharia law as she waits at a food distribution centre in central Kabul November 14, 2001. Under its strict interpretation of Islam, the Taliban ordered all women hidden behind head-to-toe burqas. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
Kabul Classroom - Photograph by Thomas Munita of Chile
This is a temporary classroom until the school can be rebuilt. But it goes to show if you want to learn and study, you can do it in the most meager of conditions. Education will be the key to their future, boy AND girls.