Picture of the Day. A work of graffiti done by Shamsia Hassani and Qasem Foushanji, an Afghan street art duo who make art depicting the situation of women in Afghanistan, shows a woman slumped on a stairwell. Hassani says of this piece: “She is wondering if she can get up, or if she will fall down. Women in Afghanistan need to be careful with every step they take.”
Related News: Women’s rights in the Afghan governance and transition process are facing a new setback: a 150-member religious council is encouraging a strict (or by many standards, simply incorrect) interpretation of Islam that requires women to wear a face covering and keeps them separated from men. A translation of their statement by the Afghan Analysts Network says: “Men are fundamental and women are secondary.”
Photo Credit: Mohammed Ismail/Reuters. Via.