ONE MILLION AFGHAN WOMEN across all provinces will MARCH FOR PEACE
They have taken their cue from two ordinary women in Ireland who, in the 1970s, grew angry because Irish were killing Irish. These women went door to door and convinced women to march for peace. They later won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Women in Kandahar, the most violent Afghan province, were the first to declare they will gather on March 8th. They wrote:
“Today we drove by the site of the third suicide bomber in three days. We are ready to follow in the footsteps of our Irish sisters. For the past seven years Afghans have celebrated March 8th with cheap gifts given to women to “honor” them. This year, the women in Kandahar loudly say “the best gift for us is peace in our country.”
Please support these brave Afghan women with your signature as they march peacefully to loudly proclaim PEACE NOW on March 8th at 10 am.