Oral Stories Project: Two Wives

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I remember when I was getting married. No one asked me if I was happy. They asked my brothers if they were happy because my brothers were the ones who held my rights.

Oral Stories Project: The Nonsense Talk Creates Violence 

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For the girl, the family decides whom she will marry and she does not even know who the person is.

Oral Stories Project: A Girl Is Denied Medical Treatment

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What we lack is a strong official voice to counter the opponents of gender equality, those reactionary voices.

Oral Stories Project: Gender Violence Is Increasing

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Sometimes my daughters ask why we pay less attention to them. “They say we are your children. What is wrong?”

How Culture Leads to Gender Violence

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Fathers, brothers, brothers-in-law, cousins, or nephews are the ones who often decide a woman’s destiny.

Gender Divide

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I can fall in love
And leave when I tire of it
I can smoke while walking freely
under the rain …

Oral Stories Project: The Story of My Family Is Gender Violence

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I am just an illiterate woman. But why are the other women silent?

Oral Stories Project: I Give My Daughters Happiness Now

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Because I am a breadwinner my husband respects me. I can help him economically and now we have equal rights making the decisions.

Voices from Jalalabad

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While I walk in the streets of Nangarhar,
I see men looking at me — they are like animals.

Oral Stories Project: Never Give Up

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I get in a panic sometimes. I really feel sorry for being an Afghan woman. In our own country gender violence is increasing, although the government is trying to control it and stop violence.