Fatima, 47, lives in Nangarhar.

Nangarhar– I am 47 years old. I am married and I have a girl and a boy. I don’t have a job because I am an illiterate woman. I only do the house chores and I am raising my children.

I believe human rights include rights for women, but women’s rights are not practiced in Afghanistan. If they were, women would be free from domestic violence. No matter what age, in our society, their husbands always beat women and women are always a burden for their brothers and fathers.

Women are always something like “something extra,” something without purpose. In our society, being a woman is like not being a human being. Human rights are not equal in Afghanistan. Women are treated badly.

By Fatima, as told to Majabeen

Photo: Canada in Afghanistan/Zakarya Gulistani