Afghan Men Wear Burqas to Rally for Women’s Rights : VICE News Capsule, March 6

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Afghan men don burqas to march in support of women rights, the Kyrgyz government is worried about the recruitment of citizens to Islamic militant groups, Colombian generals meet FARC rebel commanders at Havana peace talks for the first time, and elephants will not be showcased in a popular American circus come 2018.

AFGHANISTAN
Men Dressed in Burqas Rally for Women’s Rights
The protest was held to bring awareness to gender-based violence in the country ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8.

KYRGYZSTAN
Recruitment of Islamic Militants on the Rise​
The government estimates that around 500 residents of one city have joined groups such as the Islamic State or al Qaeda’s Syria affiliate the Nusra Front.

CUBA
Colombian Generals Join Peace Talks With FARC Rebels
It’s the first time high-ranking Colombian military officers have sat down with some of their rivals on the battlefield.

U.S.A.
Circus Elephants to be Phased Out By 2018​
​Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey is dropping one of the show’s most notable acts due to growing concerns over the treatment of their Asian elephant​s.

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