Hope and Fear
23 images Created 16 Aug 2010
The 2010 parliamentary elections are scheduled for September 18 amid great controversy over insecurity and massive vote-rigging. For the first time in Afghanistan's history, 400 female candidates will run for seats across the country. But the road to parliament is fraught with danger in a male dominated society that is still in the grips of a deadly insurgency lead by Islamic fundamentalists. For the women of Afghanistan, this is an election of hope and fear.