From the Wires: AP Photos: Afghan women assert themselves with martial arts

Birgit Pauli-Haack  
A group of young Afghan women in Kabul have taken up Japanese jujitsu, a martial arts form that dates back centuries. They dream of someday competing on the international level. In many ways, jujitsu seems an ideal sport for women in Afghanistan, where gender discrimination has deep cultural and historical roots and where many women suffer from domestic violence. It teaches self-defense against a stronger and heavier opponent.  (Read more at APNews)
AP Photos: Afghan women assert themselves with martial arts