Afghan women march against violence

Dozens of Afghan activists and supporters marked Valentine's Day by marching in Kabul on Feb. 14 to denounce violence against women amid reports that domestic abuse is on the rise.

Afghan women carry a banner during a march calling for end of violence against women, in Kabul, with the Darul Aman palace seen in the background, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
Afghan women carry a banner during a march calling for end of violence against women, in Kabul, with the Darul Aman palace seen in the background, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
Afghan women carry a banner during a march calling for end of violence against women, in Kabul, with the Darul Aman palace seen in the background, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
An Afghan woman holds a banner during a march calling for end of violence against women in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
An Afghan woman holds a banner during a march calling for end of violence against women in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
An Afghan woman holds a banner during a march calling for end of violence against women in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
Afghan riot policemen stand guard during a march calling for the end of violence against women, in Kabul, with Darul Aman palace at background left, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
Afghan riot policemen stand guard during a march calling for the end of violence against women, in Kabul, with Darul Aman palace at background left, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
Afghan riot policemen stand guard during a march calling for the end of violence against women, in Kabul, with Darul Aman palace at background left, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
An Afghan woman shouts during a march calling for the end of violence against women, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
An Afghan woman shouts during a march calling for the end of violence against women, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
An Afghan woman shouts during a march calling for the end of violence against women, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
An Afghan riot police officer stands guard during a march calling for end of violence against women in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
An Afghan riot police officer stands guard during a march calling for end of violence against women in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
An Afghan riot police officer stands guard during a march calling for end of violence against women in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
An Afghan girl, center, walks with her mother during a march calling for an end to violence against women, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
An Afghan girl, center, walks with her mother during a march calling for an end to violence against women, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
An Afghan girl, center, walks with her mother during a march calling for an end to violence against women, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
An Afghan woman holds a banner referring to a global domestic violence awareness campaign called One Billion Rising during a march calling for the end of violence against women, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
An Afghan woman holds a banner referring to a global domestic violence awareness campaign called One Billion Rising during a march calling for the end of violence against women, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
An Afghan woman holds a banner referring to a global domestic violence awareness campaign called One Billion Rising during a march calling for the end of violence against women, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
Afghan women chant slogans during a march calling for end of violence against women in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
Afghan women chant slogans during a march calling for end of violence against women in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
Afghan women chant slogans during a march calling for end of violence against women in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Dozens of Afghan activists have marked Valentine’s Day by marching in Kabul to denounce violence against women. Concern has risen after rights organizations last year found that Afghan women are frequently victims of violence — despite a law against it and increased prosecution of abusers. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

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