Swat valley women demand equality

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



    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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