The Kabul Girls Boxing Team, from the CPAU “Fight for Peace” project, wins gold, silver and bronze medals in Tajikistan
Between 18 and 22 October, three of the “Fight for Peace” girls participated in a regional boxing tournament in Tajikistan, alongside girls from Iran, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. With their hard work and dedication the Kabul girls claimed the podium, and brought home three medals, after only two rounds of fighting. 18 year-old Shabnam Rahimi (48 kg) won the gold medal, while her 17 year-old sister Sadaf Rahimi (60 kg) won silver and their 19 year-old colleague Fahima Sherzad succeeded in winning the bronze.
“Fight for Peace” is a Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU) project trying to promote girls and women in sports. It is part of the overall efforts by CPAU in community peacebuilding and developing a strong and inclusive civil society in Afghanistan. Currently, “Fight for Peace” is part of promoting women boxing in Afghanistan through the first ever Afghan Amateur Women Boxing Association (AAWBA), financed and established by CPAU in February 2007 under the auspices of the Afghan Olympic Federation.
Cpau, è un centro di ricerca afgano con base a Kabul. Leggo di questa attività davvero bizzarra: box per la pace! Le vie del signore, direbbero ad Assisi, sono infinite