Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Taliban Fire Warning Shots at Dozens of Women Protesters in Kabul

HeadlineDec 29, 2021

In Afghanistan, dozens of women took to the streets of Kabul Tuesday condemning the Taliban’s recent attacks on women’s rights, including a ban on long-distance travel for Afghan women unless they have a male escort.

Protester: “The Taliban say, 'Do not enter any car without a man.' Where can we get a man? What about widows who don’t have a man? Where can they find a man? This is not the proper way. We are not women of 20 years ago. We are educated women, and we will not keep silent under the Islamic Emirate.”

Tuesday’s peaceful action was violently repressed by Taliban soldiers, who fired their rifles into the air to break up the protest. A number of the Afghan women were reportedly injured after the Taliban gunfire set off a stampede.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation