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Global solidarity ride held for female cyclists in Afghanistan

By WITW Staff on August 31, 2015

“Being a female cyclist in Afghanistan is incredibly risky,” according to Shannon Galpin, founder and president of Mountain2Mountain and the Global Solidarity Ride. The Canadian advocate hosted a global solidarity ride over the weekend to support the Afghan National Women’s Cycling Team, using the bike as a social justice tool to shed light on the harassment women who ride bicycles face in Afghanistan. “Rocks are thrown at them, they are targeted by motor vehicles. But also their honor is at risk, and the honor of their family for allowing their girl to ride a bike,” she explained. The group used the hashtag #GlobalSolidarityRide to document the worldwide expression of support.

Read the full story at CBC.