For the past three decades, women in Afghanistan continue to be primary victims of violence as a result of ongoing instability and war throughout the country.  Yesterday, tired of ongoing bloodshed and brutality, hundreds of Afghan women from several provinces throughout Afghanistan risked their lives to join the Women’s National Peace Prayer

The BBC reports:

“‘This is very unusual,’ said Rangina Hamidi one of the organisers, who argues that the event shows the unity of Afghan women.

‘I don’t think this has happened in the history of Afghanistan – first of all the fact that six different provinces organised themselves together, for no purpose other than peace.

They made the same loud cry – that women are sick and tired of killing and the deaths that come.’

… those attending the event in the violence-torn province of Kandahar were particularly happy and relieved that their public meeting passed off without threats or violence.”