Episode #110: HerStory is History: Nahid-i-Shahid, narrated by Mandi Benecke

Our HerStory series is very special to us. We research brave, trailblazing, fascinating women in history we would love for you to know about. Have a seat and listen to how amazing this week’s woman is.
 
This week we highlight Nahid-i-Shahid. Nahid Shahid was a brave Afghan heroine who fought for her country’s freedom. During the Soviet-Afghan War and occupation that lasted from 1979 to 1989, many Afghan women fought and demonstrated against the Soviets, despite being targeted, beaten, or killed for their activism. One of the most prominent women killed for her resistance was Nahid-i Shahid, often known as Nahid the Martyr. 
 
Today’s sponsor is Susan McNamara. To connect with Susan, go to rememberingwhatmattersmost.com
 
Listen to the previous Herstory is History Episodes:
 
Sources:
https://theconversation.com/afghan-women-have-a-long-history-of-taking-leadership-and-fighting-for-their-rights-167872http://www.rawa.org/meena.htmlhttps://www.afghan-web.com/biographies/biography-of-nahid-sahed/https://againstthecurrent.org/atc216/afghan-women-always-resisting-empire/https://www.borgenmagazine.com/nahid-shadid-school-rebuilding-burned-school/
 
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