Armed Afghan women take to streets to show defiance against Taliban
Women have taken up guns in northern and central Afghanistan, marching in the streets in their hundreds and sharing pictures of themselves with assault rifles on social media, in a show of defiance as the Taliban make sweeping gains nationwide.
There were some women who just wanted to inspire security forces, just symbolic, but many more were ready to go to the battlefields.
Woman attended a day’s training on weapons handling in the provincial capital, which is currently besieged
Women have also joined Afghanistan’s security forces over the past two decades, including training as helicopter pilots, although they have faced discrimination and harassment from colleagues and are rarely found on the frontlines.