In the aftermath of 9/11, America’s military might has set the stage. But who will determine the fate of democracy in Afghanistan? “Vote for the mother,” Dr. Massouda Jalal shouts to the crowd. FRONTRUNNER tells the heroic story of this medical doctor and mother of three. As a children’s advocate, she defied the murderous Taliban regime. Now, she boldly runs for president — the only woman in a field of 17 candidates. In a dramatic turn of events, she holds the fate of the country’s first presidential election in her own hands. Amidst death threats and bomb attacks, Jalal doggedly campaigns from the back of a taxi, in mosques, in homes, in busy markets and in the streets. Her courage shows that it’s the dangerous work done by ordinary Afghans—women and men—that will determine the fate of a newly born democracy.
Showing this story is one way to remind us we have so many BRAVE and influential people all over the world, and all of their work is appreciated and remembered.
One of Amnesty International’s 2018 Campaign Priorities is:
BRAVE: Our Individuals at Risk work
The work we do for individuals at risk will be our top priority this year, as we return to the heart of what Amnesty was founded on — people standing up for the rights of people.
Our focus will be on human rights defenders (HRDs) around the world. These are the brave people who stand up for the rights of others, even when it puts them at risk of threats, detention, torture and even death.
‘Brave’ is the strength our Amnesty movement gives to HRDs and the power we create by working together globally.
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