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Young girls and women have gathered on international women's day to demand more rights and equality.

The driving force behind the demand is Atiqa Odho, a leading film star.

Odho says this is essentially a show of defiance, an outcry over the intimidating environment created by the Taliban when they controlled the Swat valley.

Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Swat Valley, Pakistan.

Source: Al Jazeera