Finding a moment of peace for women and children in war-ravaged Kabul

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    The sound of women laughing and singing in public is rare in Kabul, where four decades of war have left a population anxious and on edge as they go about their daily lives - except on Wednesdays, when hundreds of Afghan women head to the parks.

    In recent years, more than half a dozen of Kabul's gardens and parks have been restored or are being upgraded, with a special focus on making them safer and more accessible to women.

    "There are very few public spaces in Kabul where women are safe from harassment, so we like to come to the gardens," said Salma Mohamedi, a high school student who had skipped classes to hang out with her girlfriends in Chihilsitoon Garden, which admits only women and families on Wednesdays.

    "The security situation in Kabul is not so good, and many places are not safe. But it is peaceful and secure here, and we can be ourselves," she said, as her friends played a game of catch on the grassy lawn, shrieking with laughter.
    https://www.theage.com.au/world/mid...ren-in-war-ravaged-kabul-20191118-p53brp.html

    For a split second when I read that they were issuing the report of safe places--it occurred to me the wrong people will get a hold of that.
     
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    Ya know what? Let those poor woman and children pick up a gun and fight for one side or the other, and let's see how long before the Taliban gets the hell out of there. It's nothing to see 10 or 12 year old African kids wielding an AK-47. If they want a free country, they should be willing to fight and die for it, just like everyone else.
     

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