EN_01413339_0020

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Market street in district 6 in the busy Kabul capital, down the bridge Nam Is Kotaisangi. "Someone is looking at us smiling, someone else is clapping, felicitating us. Some others are just shocked!" Driving in Afghanistan for women is not prohibited by law - but it's very rare to see female drivers in the streets, even in the busy capital, Kabul. People around Layla, Mahjabin, Parisah and Razia react in different ways when they notice there's a woman driving a car. Whether the reaction is positive or negative, nobody would stop them from going on. They were selected among a hundred of other female drivers who have attended the Driving License Course and will become the drivers of the Pink Shuttle, Nove Onlus's project, the first and only service in Afghanistan driven uniquely by female drivers for female passengers. Only 1.189 women in total have gained their driving licenses in Kabul in in five years (2012-2016). Women can be more independent by driving, given also the lack of extended public transportations system in the city. Starting from driving the car, respecting the rules of the streets and with strong motivation and passion, for Mahjabin and her new colleagues this is one of the first steps to deal with to think about the future of women in Afghanistan. They are ready to fly! (Text by Marta Bellingreri)
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2019-06-30
Alessio Mamo/Redux/Redux Pictures/East News
Redux Pictures
Alessio Mamo/Redux
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57cm x 38cm by 300dpi
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