Meet the Afghan women taking their country back — one land mine at a time | Curio

Meet the Afghan women taking their country back — one land mine at a time

12 mins | Oct 21, 2019

In Bamiyan, an all-female demining team provides jobs and hope. "For protection against a potential blast, the women are issued with standard demining safety equipment. A thick Kevlar vest, oppressively hot in the midday sun, protects the torso, neck, and groin. A shatterproof polycarbonate visor is worn to shield the face. No protection is worn for hands or feet, and the majority of women wear nothing more than simple gardening gloves and sneakers in addition to their standard-issue demining jumpsuits. Even with protective equipment, injury is very likely in the event of an unintentional detonation." The team of deminers are taking back their country. Kern Hendricks reports on the women ridding Afghanistan of its deadly land mines and in the process bringing hope of an equitable future.

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