'A U.N. report this week on human rights in Afghanistan said that "threats and intimidation against women in public life or who work outside the home have seen a dramatic increase."
Still, there are Afghan women passionately working for change. In cities across Afghanistan on Sunday, groups of women donned blue headscarves to show their support for women's rights and prayed together for peace and justice.'
Afghan women in Kandahar praying for peace with justice. Sunday, March 8, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)