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Harassment, Threats Don't Slow Down Afghan Women's Cycling Team


In post-Taliban Afghanistan, women athletes still face frequent criticism and even violence from men who consider their behavior to be un-Islamic. The women of the National Cycling Team must deal with harassment and insults wherever they ride. But that hasn't deterred them from training hard, competing abroad, and encouraging other young women to exercise their hard-won freedoms. (Produced by Malali Bashir and Arash Homayoon; camera by Wali Sabawoon, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)


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