Swat valley women demand equality

Film star leads women's quest for more rights and freedom in former Taliban strong hold.

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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


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