Afghan women celebrate International Women’s Day
A report released in late February said Afghanistan remains one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman. Womankind Worldwide, a United Kingdom-based charity that works to empower women, says the war-torn nation has one of the highest rates of domestic violence and maternal mortality. Yesterday, the country’s ministry of women’s affairs held an event marking International Women’s Day in Kabul. The ministry presented about 100 Afghan women with awards for their work in the community. Zack Baddorf reports from Kabul.