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/
If you happen to live in Mumbai ...
"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."
After watching, The Boxing Girls of Kabul, Documentary Film, Boys and Men of Kherwadi village in Pune district request the village authorities to break the tabo...o and allow the girls to use the only gym of the village. Women and Girls Lead USAID - US Agency for International Development USAID India
Using sports to fill the gender gap in Afghanistan.
With 2016 Olympics just around the corner, the fight continues.
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."