Afghanistan's only woman taxi driver braves death threats to defy conservative traditions

March 11, 2015 6:05 AM

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Afghanistan's only woman taxi driver braves death threats to defy conservative traditions

In this Tuesday, March 3, 2015 photo, Afghan taxi driver, Sara Bahai, 40, right, waits for customers in Mazar-i Sharif city, capital of northern Balkh province, Afghanistan. For Bahai, becoming Afghanistan’s first and only woman taxi driver in living memory was a pragmatic step rather than a brave one. But in a country where women are regarded as inferior to men and often suffer horrific abuse simply because of their sex, she has also become a breadwinner, trailblazer and role model who believes women must stand up for themselves if her country is to achieve peace, prosperity and happiness. (AP Photo/Mustafa Najafizada) (The Associated Press)

In this Tuesday, March 3, 2015 photo, taxi driver Sara Bahai, 40, right, waits for customers in Mazar-i Sharif city, capital of northern Balkh province, Afghanistan. For Bahai, becoming Afghanistan’s first and only woman taxi driver in living memory was a pragmatic step rather than a brave one. But ...

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