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"Eradicate atrocities against women." Image borrowed from BBC.

 

This week we’re celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8. In Kabul today, women walked the streets in a government-sponsored rally demanding more rights for women. Many similar rallies were held throughout Afghanistan. See a slideshow of today’s rallies here.

The 2013 Women’s Day theme is focused on ending violence against women. One way that Afghanistan is tackling this hurdle is by training female police officers throughout provinces like Uruzgan. Read more on that story here.