Afghan Young Woman Cyclist

Salma Kakar, 17, is the lead rider on the co-ed Afghan National Cycling Team. She wants to show the world Afghan women are progressing, stating “We are changing minds,” despite being harassed and verbally abused.  A bike shop owner said, “Women should be in the home, in the kitchen and if they are outside, their faces should be covered.” Her well-educated family supports her; her mother is a pediatrician and her sister publishes the first Afghan feminist magazine. A video of Kakar riding is included in the NBC news clip mentioned here”
http://dailynightly.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/28/17502645-teenage-cycling-prodigy-leads-afghan-women-to-new-freedoms?lite
“Teenage cycling Prodigy Leads Afghan women to New Freedoms,” NBC Nightly News, March 28, 2013.

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