28 Dec 2021

Taliban crackdown on women’s rights is ‘heartbreaking’, says former Afghan MP


Dozens of Afghan women have taken to the streets of Kabul to protest against further restrictions on their freedom imposed by the Taliban.

We spoke to Fawzia Koofi, a leading Afghan women’s rights activist and politician.

She was the first woman to serve as deputy speaker of the Afghan Parliament.

We began by asking her to give a sense of the courage of the women protesting this week.