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Heart-rending face of protest: Woman scarred by acid attack joins protest march after Afghan woman was executed by Taliban for 'adultery' Daily Mail July 11
Looking to the world: Mumtaz Bibi, 16, was disfigured in an acid attack by a man she refused to marry. Today, in Kabul, she epitomised the struggle for women's rights in the countryMumtaz Bibi, a 16-year-old woman disfigured in a callous acid attack, led dozens of women in a street protest in Kabul today - sparked by the recent public gunning down of an Afghan woman accused of adultery.
The teenager's brave decision to join the march - despite herself being the victim of a vicious attack that has scarred her for life, at the hands of a man she refused to marry - served as a bold demonstration that women are desperate for change in a country rated among the worst for women's rights.
Gruesome video of the execution surfaced on July 8, showing the woman being shot multiple times by a man wielding an AK-47 in Parwan province, north of the Afghan capital. The gunman was encouraged by people who stood nearby, smiling and cheering.
English banners: Choosing an international language to voice their protest, the banner reads, 'International community! Where is the protection and justice for Afghan women?'
Police in Parwan said the Taliban were behind the killing, but the insurgents have denied they ordered or carried out the slaying.
The death of the woman, said to be 22-year-old named Najiba, set off a storm of international condemnation.Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai, the U.S. Embassy, the top Nato military commander in Afghanistan and activist groups around the world joined in to denounce the killing.
Today's protest was a reminder that girls and women still suffer shocking abuse in Afghanistan, but the protest also indicated that people's views on women's rights in the country could be slowly changing.
Demands for justice: The protest was sparked by the recent execution of an Afghan woman in Parwan province. But women's groups are calling on the Afghan government to do more for equal rights
Peaceful protest: The march, from the Afghan Ministry of Women's Affairs to a traffic circle near a U.N. compound, was guarded by a large cordon of Afghan police
And in a clear message to those responsible for the killing - and an Afghan government struggling to control the lawlessness of the country - many of the protesters' banners were in English to reach a worldwide audience.
Zuhra Alamyar, a woman activist who was at the Kabul rally, said: 'We want the government to take action on behalf of these women... who are victims of violence and who are being killed. We want the government to take serious action and stop them.'
The crowd of about 50 demonstrators - mostly women but with some men too - carried large white sheets that said 'International community: Where is the protection and justice for Afghan women?'
'Death to those who did this': The predominantly female protesters shouted slogans along the march route, calling for justice and an immediate change in laws for greater equality
They marched from the Afghan Ministry of Women's Affairs to a traffic circle near a U.N. compound, and some shouted: 'Death to those who did this act!'
There have been reports that the two Taliban commanders who executed Najiba - because 'they could not decide who could have her' - have themselves been put to death.
Despite guaranteed rights and progressive new laws, the U.N. Development Program still ranks Afghanistan as one of the world's worst countries when it comes to equal rights for women.
Fighting for equality: The women themselves - some with simple head scarves, others with veils, and others still wearing the full burqa - showed the confused and sometimes contradictory views concerning women in Afghanistan
Afghan advocates say attitudes have subtly shifted over the years, in part thanks to the dozens of women's groups that have sprung up.
Still, ending abuse of women is a huge challenge in a patriarchal society where traditional practices include child marriage, giving girls away to settle debts or pay for their relatives' crimes, and so-called honour killings of girls seen as disgracing their families.
Women activists worry that gains made in recent years could erode as the international presence in Afghanistan wanes and the government seeks to negotiate a settlement with the hardline Islamic Taliban insurgents.
Brutal execution: A grab from a video received on July 8 appears to show the execution of a 22-year-old woman named as Najiba in Qol village, Parwan province, north of Kabul