Scoring Points for Women: Volleyball Teams Compete in Kabul Women's Championship

Mezhgan, 23, a leading volleyball player from Afghan Red Crescent team in Kabul University Gymnasium. Photo: UNDP Afghanistan / Omer Sadaat / 2016

13 December 2016, Kabul – UNDP and the Afghan Red Crescent Society organized a volleyball tournament for young women at Kabul University this month - part of the global 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender violence.

Audience in women volleyball tournament during the 16 days of activism in Kabul University. Photo: UNDP Afghanistan / Omer Sadaat / 2016

Women and girls are often denied the chance to play sport in Afghanistan, but taking away these opportunities is just another form of violence. Events like this help to overcome social taboos so that everyone one can live life to the full.

Find out more about the players and the issues in AFP’s coverage of the event.

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