[Press release – October 13, 2023]
On October 7, 2023 (the sombre anniversary of NATO’s invasion of Afghanistan in 2001), in response to a proposal by the Spontaneous Movement of Afghan Women, the International Committee for the Defense of Afghan Women called for rallies, pickets and initiatives around the world to demand:
That the governments of the major powers grant immediate welcome and asylum to persecuted Afghan women!
That Neda Parwani, Julia Parsi and all arrested activists be released!
This call has been widely echoed: in Afghanistan, in eight provinces, and all over the world. Women and men, workers, students, activists from women’s, democratic, trade union and political organizations rallied around these slogans.
(We apologize in advance if we have missed out any of the photos).
In the provinces of Badakhshan, Balkh, Farah, Kaboul, Kunduz, Laghman, Nangarhar and Takhar
Chittagong et Dacca
In Lahore, Karachi and Sind
In Ottawa et Toronto
In the United States
Seattle, New York and San Francisco
Mexicali and Chiapas
In the Spanish State
Paris and Auch, Avignon, Brest, Charleville, Cherbourg, Dreux, Elbeuf, Grenoble, Lille, Lisieux, Manosque, Marseille, Metz, Montpellier, Nancy, Orléans, Tours and Villeurbanne…
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For unconditional asylum for threatened women activists and for financial support for the organization of women’s “protection houses” and clandestine schools for girls in Afghanistan.
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“COMITÉ INTERNATIONAL DE DÉFENSE DES FEMMES AFGHANES” (INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE DEFENSE OF AFGHAN WOMEN)
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