According to Afghan reports, photos of the Feb. 26 performance went viral on the country’s social media. Reactions were mixed, and included warnings that such campaigns are an attempt to introduce “western culture” in Afghanistan.

Street harassment and violence against women are a huge problem in Afghanistan. Though the situation has improved since the fall of the Taliban, the United Nations says “violence remains an inextricable part of the lives of many Afghan women and girls,” who are forced into marriage, attacked physically, sexually, and psychologically. In 2012, Human Rights Watch estimated that 87% of Afghan women experienced one of those types of violence or coercion.

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