Kabul's women drivers handling more than traffic

Afghanistan's pioneering women get behind the wheel to drive through stigma.

    While Afghanistan is making some progress on women's rights, some change is taking longer.

    Only a tiny percentage of licenced drivers are women, and many of them often face abuse and threats from men who see a woman behind the wheel as an affront to Afghan culture.

     

    Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from the Afghan capital, Kabul.


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