SUPPORT RESETTLEMENT OF AFGHAN CYCLIIST

SUPPORT RESETTLEMENT OF AFGHAN CYCLIIST

From Teneia Coleman

For the past decade, Afghan women cyclists has become a 'right to ride' movement. These women have challenged gender barriers, inspired the world, and risked their lives to ride a bike. Now they need your help!

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The women that founded and grew the 'right to ride' cycling movement in Afghanistan are among the most prominent athletes in Afghanistan over the past decade. They were nominated as National Geographic Adventurers of the Year. They were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. They have been celebrated and feted by the international community but they have not been supported. Now they are in hiding, burning their clothing, and scared of reprisals by the Taliban. They are literally burning their future as are many women across Afghanistan who are burning diplomas and other 'incriminating' items. Here's how we support the women we have seen in documentaries, in newspapers and magazines, and in museums. We get them out. These women are on evacuation lists but we need to fund their evacuation and their repatriation costs, mental health couseling, and of course, once they have a community, get them BIKES. They never wanted this. We have a moral obligation to support them and help them rebuild their lives. 

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