Afghan Rap Group Rallies for Women’s Rights

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An Afghan woman rapping about gender inequality alongside her fiancé is far from the norm in Afghanistan. Yet, despite the inevitable backlash, one of the first female rappers in the country continues to perform under the stage name Paradise. In fact, the nation’s unstable political climate makes Paradise and her rap group, 143Band, all the more determined to expose violence and discrimination against women through music.

Amid many years of war and political instability in Afghanistan, women and civilians continue to face violence from armed opposition groups, according to …

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