I once read how if a person prays during a rainfall, the prayer will be heard.
My mother encouraged me because she was illiterate, and my father encouraged me because he believed in education.
When people wanted to write a letter or read a document, they asked the clergy—the village’s Mullah.
The husband in the family was an addict. He was always clobbering his wife and didn’t pay the family’s bills.
No one helped the children when their parents died. The orphaned children try to work to care for themselves, but they are very poor.
In Afghanistan everyone is involved with human rights problems. No man or woman is comfortable and even our children do not have their rights.
This week, AWWP brings you the eighth in our series of Oral Stories from illiterate women, this time focusing on human rights and the ongoing efforts to raise the profile of women’s rights since the establishment a decade ago of the Independent Human Rights Commission in Afghanistan.
History is changed by the small actions of ordinary people. —Zahra A.
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