FEATURE-Afghan woman bids for power to halt slide in rights

By Reuters | Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:00 PM
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By Katharine Houreld and Jessica Donati

KABUL/KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, March 31 (Reuters) - The deeply conservative, all-male crowd at Afghanistan's Kandahar stadium stared in disbelief as the small woman in a modest black headscarf stood up and reached for the microphone.

Habiba Sarabi's speech in the southern Taliban heartland city lasted only a few minutes, thanking the crowd for supporting her ...

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