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snapd Queen added 14 new photos to the album: Junior League of Toronto International Womens Day Screening — at Junior League of Toronto.

The Junior League of Toronto hosted their annual International Women's Day Event in spirit of women everywhere. The evening consisted of a documentary screening... of The Boxing Girls of Kabul, Documentary Film which features a remarkable group of young Afghan women and their dream of representing their country as boxers in The Olympic Games, 2012. The film was both personal and political, and incredibly moving for all viewers. A Q&A followed the film. For upcoming events like this one please visit https://www.jlt.org/

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Men sentenced to death in the brutal killing of Farkhunda, a young woman who was an Islamic scholar, had their sentences cut to as little as 10 years.
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Skiing competitions in North Afghanistan. T-bar needed.

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You like skiing on the edge? Try Afghanistan.

If you happen to live in Mumbai ...

The FLO Film Festival (flofilmfestival.com) creates a platform to address the representation of women and girls on screen, and exploring – through cinema.The Indian and international features, documentaries, animation and short films.I am a girl,invoking justice,mustang,Our Family,TALES (GHESSEHA),t…
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"Campaigners say that street harassment in Afghanistan has reached epidemic proportions. Women furious at the extent of the problem have been organising public protests across the country."

Latifa, 22, earns up to 150 US dollars each month working in a factory that processes dried fruit. She needs the money, but longs to leave her job because of the gauntlet she has to run on her journey to and from work each day. Every morning, as soon as she leaves her house and heads for the bus sto…
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Obaidullah Anwari

تیم ملی مشت زنی افغانستان، متفاوت تر از سال های پیش، در رقابت های سیف گیم جنوب آسیا ظاهر خواهد شد.
مسؤولان فدراسیون مشت زنی میگویند:ملی پوشان مشت زنی کشور، برای حضور شایسته در این رقابت ها، از سه هفته به اینسو، افزون بر انجام تمرینات فشرده، زیر قرنتین نیز استند.

The murders of Farkhunda, Rokhshana and the many other women we will never know, and increased insecurity and gender-bas…
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Using sports to fill the gender gap in Afghanistan.

By day, Stephanie Case is a human rights officer for the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Gaza. After hours, she operates the nonprofit Free to Run … and she’s probably running, too.
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Pursuing her dreams has brought Niloofar Rahmani more trouble than she imagined, but she's determined to succeed.
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The sole Afghan woman who took part in the Bamiyan race hopes others follow in her footsteps despite expectations that girls forgo sport and stay indoors
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With 2016 Olympics just around the corner, the fight continues.

Afghanistan's young female boxers train are hoping to become good enough to compete in the 2016 Olympics. But the women, some as young as 18, don't have much more than determination to fuel their drive.
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Another interesting story about a woman fighter, this time from Iran.

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She's Iran's best fighter—but no one knows it

Several thousand protesters shut down a major thoroughfare in Kabul on Tuesday, demanding justice for the brutal killing of a 28-year-old Afghan woman by an angry mob last week.
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"The numbers of female athletes are increasing each day."

Badminton athlete Zainab Yar was announced the reigning champion of the Kabul's badminton championship on Tuesday.
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A very big win for Afghan athletes!

"While simply qualifying for their first World Cup was a huge achievement, the maiden victory at the tournament caps a fairytale run from the sport’s lowest tier in 2008 to its biggest stage less than a decade later."

Victory against Scotland is remarkable for the war-torn nation
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