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Afghanistan's Female Boxers and Aspiring Olympians

Half the Sky Movement

In a sparsely furnished room in Kabul stadium, 12 women train for the chance to compete in the 2016 Olympics. Previously, there were 25 young women on the Afghan boxing team who received a monthly $100 salary and transportation to and from training at the stadium, but the budget was slashed and the women lost their salaries. Despite these setbacks and minimal training equipment, the young female boxers continue to train with hopes that they will be good enough to compete internationally.

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