Sharing the outrage and in solidarity - Farkhunda
Sharing the outrage and In solidarity with all those women and men mourning the brutal murder of Farkhunda, and others like her.
“The brutal and barbaric murder of Farkhunda cannot be justified nor tolerated in any way by the Afghan justice system nor any persons who value humanity. The absolute callousness of this senseless, vicious act has galvanized the people of Afghanistan and may yet prove to be a tipping point for Afghans to address the human rights violations against its women, as well as the unchecked power and influence of fanatic, religious zealots. Beyond the borders of Afghanistan, we must also stand together to continue to demand universal human rights and censure in the strongest terms the depravity of such murderers, their advocates and the bystanders who share the guilt.”
Madeliene Tarasick, President, CW4WAfghan
On Thursday evening, a horrifying event took place in the heart of Afghanistan's capital. Alongside the Kabul River that winds through the city centre, a mob of men viciously attacked a woman named Farkhunda before setting her ablaze and eventually dumping her burned body on the banks of the river. This senseless act has ignited outrage around the world. There are hearing several planned vigils and demonstrations in different cities. These will be posted on our website under EVENTS to help our members join in solidarity.
Click on this image below from BBC article “Afghan woman Farkhunda lynched in Kabul 'for speaking out' to learn more. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32014077
[Protesters demanded that the government prosecute all those responsible for her death…Source BBC News]
Also, see the Huffington Post article, March 22, 2015 “True Democracies Protect Everyone’s Freedom of Expression” by CW4WAfghan Programs Director, Lauryn Oates:
Vigil / Demonstration Locations:
MARCH 29, Demonstration in front of the Art Gallery on Georgia St (Check page to confirm timing)
MARCH 27, 18:00 at Olympic Plaza in Calgary
MARCH 26, 19:00 In front of the Embassy of Afghanistan: 240 Argyle Ave, Ottawa
Thursday, March 26 at 17:00 Citizen organized event - Further details to come
Location: 477 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3E7
APRIL 1, 20:00 McGill University, 845 rue Sherbrooke St. W, Montreal
MARCH 25, 18:30. Boston Public Library. Please bring your own candle and place holder.
SAN FRANCISCO (USA):
MARCH 26, 18:00 Amtrak Station, Fremont Rail, 37260 Fremont Blvd, Fremont
MARCH 26, 18:00 Sanomatalo, Töölönlahdenkatu 2, 00100 Helsinki
MARCH 27, 18:30 Elder Park, King William Road, South Bank of Torrens, Adelaide