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Once Taliban's Stronghold Now Woman Candidate Competes With Six Men

Oct 18, 2018 07:58 PM IST India India

Over a month, 10 candidates, several supporters have been killed during election campaign. UN study suggests 87% of women go through sexual, physical or psychological abuse during their lifetime. Despite all odds, Hameeda Danesh has dared to contest Afghan's Assembly election. In a conservative society, she contests against six men. At 13, she was beaten, locked away for going to school by her uncle.

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