Oral Stories Project 8: Human Rights

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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.

Heart of a Warrior

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She looks out at you, abroad, in your newspapers,
from your websites, and she knows you are looking

Chai Sia

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Inside the kitchen,
sitting in front of the boiling water,
My heart is boiling together with stress, and his voice
Cuts my senses with a sharp knife.

Stupid Wife

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The front seats of the bus were filled with male students. One boy stood to give the man his seat. As the bus driver started driving, his wife and little boy walked toward the back.