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Kabul woman wears armour to protest sexual harassment

An Afghan artist walked through the streets of Kabul wearing metal armour in a bid to denounce sexual harassment, a courageous performance that nearly got her lynched. She tells us what happened…

“I’m now hiding at friends’ houses in the suburbs of Kabul”

Kubra Khademi:

“Every since I was a little girl, I have had to put up with men touching me and insulting me in the streets of Kabul. And of course, as I grew up, it became worse. This happens to all women here.

I told myself that I should react, fight back and answer their verbal abuse. But how many times a day could I fight this exhausting fight? Reality was more powerful than I was. So I decided to put on a street performance to show men that their behaviour is indecent, and to show society what women have to put up with every day.”

Initially published on France24 on 03/05/2015

Read the full story here.

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