Blackpool makes a mark for women's rights in Afghanistan

Picture of the board with 150 purple fingerprints and signatures

On Saturday 8th June people took time out of shopping and sight-seeing in Blackpool to urge UK MPs to support Afghan women's rights. 

 

The purple ink-stained finger has become a symbol of Afghan women's participation in political life, as their fingers are stained when they have cast their vote in an election. We asked people in Blackpool to sign a giant card and leave a purple fingerprint as a symbol of their support for Amnesty International UK's campaign to ensure women's rights are upheld after the troops pull out in 2014. 

 

Our thanks to the 70 residents from Blackpool and Fylde and the 80 holidaymakers from throughout the country who gave their support to the campaign.  Our furthest-travelled fingerprint was from a lovely lady from New South Wales in Australia!

 

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