Alongside the pictures that were published from huge and fervent participation of Afghanistan people in the presidential and provincial council elections, a picture got everyone’s attention and it had the most coverage in social media too, a big, lengthy and interweaved line of women, while the rain falls and they have taken refuge in a plastic on their head, waiting for their turn to vote.
This picture is full of messages and if you look it from different dimensions you will see new horizon of afghan women life. Sense between nostalgia and joy, presence and absence, sovereignty and participation, deprivation and enjoyment, loneliness and being together, violence and sympathy, All these concepts together can be seen in this picture. A lengthy line of women with different living styles, different ages full of ambitions and dreams and optimized to the future gathered.
This photograph became a symbol of Afghans participation in the election, that nothing can prevent from wide involvement and participation of the people to determine their own destiny.
Women’s participation and position in these elections was one of the major issues.