|Afghan women on the streets of Kabul|
protesting against harassment
“We hope this technology will provide Afghan women with a valuable tool to overcome the harassment they face in their daily lives, and contribute to a decrease in violence toward women in this society,” Smith said. USAID’s Promote WIE program funded the competition as part of its larger goal to improve women and girls’ access and participation in economy, civil society, and education. USAID’s Musharikat and Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises (ABADE) projects also supported the young developers to learn high value skills like coding, which can help them find employment.
“President Ghani’s recognition of sexual
harassment in Afghanistan as ‘shocking’ is spot-on”
In the picture: Afghan performance artist Kubra Khademi walks
with her art piece, a suit of armor with large breasts and buttocks,
protesting against female harassment.