Finding Afghanistan’s exiled women MPs

Afghanistan’s women MPs fled for their lives when the Taliban took power – with only nine of 69 women MPs remaining, in hiding, in the country.

Now scattered across the globe, many want to continue fighting for women’s rights and aim to set up an Afghan “women’s parliament in exile”.

The largest group, numbering 22, are in Greece. There are also groups in Albania, Turkey and the US.

However one female former MP is preparing to return – she says little can be achieved from abroad and “we have to be inside Afghanistan”.

Source: BBC

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