The Man Who Thought I Was Weak


I said to myself that it was just a nightmare and never happened, although I knew it happened.

Disabled Afghans Discuss Marriage in Herat


Marriage is important for people and it is a big concern among disabled people, according to a woman who works with a human rights committee in Herat.

My Younger Self Would Be Surprised at Me


We could not go to school or leave home without a male guardian. So most of the time I played with my doll, read storybooks, and played with my friends,

Ramadan: Blessings for Humanity 


The main purpose of fasting is to feel the miseries of the poor, those who have nothing to eat and drink for many days. The charity encourages the rich to help the poor.

A Girl Who Ran Away: Fatima’s Story


The Nikah required that at least one relative from the bride’s side attend, so Fatima called her sister to come to her wedding.

My Father’s Notebook


When he was very young and had lost his father. His mother, my grandmother, was taking care of their eight children.

A Good Father, a Hero


My father had the best smile. I called him Padar Jan. Father. He would reply Bale, dukhtarum. Yes, my daughter.

The Power of Our Pens: American U. to Build a Mosque for Women


I wrote about this, how women were not welcome at the new mosque for men.

My Father’s Story: Tales of a Teacher and the Taliban

father and child

“I was born in a green and beautiful village in 1944. My father was the village’s master, so we were almost rich and had lots of lands and gardens.”

A Traditional Marriage Takes a Different Turn


Nahid who is an example of a girl who believed in herself and is creating a good life for herself despite all the obstacles of traditional society.