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Women opens library in Kabul to promote the culture of reading


Kabul: The movement of protesting women in Afghanistan, in cooperation with the Crystal Bayat Foundation, established a library called “Women’s Library” in Kabul.

According to reports the members of this movement say that the purpose of creating this library is to promote the culture of reading books among women and girls who are deprived of education and work.

The library’s more than 1,000 books includes novels and picture books as well non-fiction titles on politics, economics and science. The books were mostly donated by teachers, poets and authors to the Crystal Bayat Foundation, an Afghan women’s rights organisation which helped set up the library.

Several women’s activists who have taken part in protests in recent months also helped establish the library in a rented shop in a mall that has a number of stores catering to women.

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