Afghan Women's Writing Project
In the absence of basic amenities, my mother had no choice but to work from sunrise to late at night.
Years ago I walked under the warm, hot sun of summer to face the challenges of a newly divorced woman with a young son.
If the mother is the first teacher in our lives, and if this teacher doesn’t know anything, how does this help society?
Walking home that day, I was crying because what they said broke my heart. I went to my mother, who always gives good advice.
The same Criminal Panel Code also attempted to bring stoning back as punishment to adultery.
Suddenly I heard a voice in darkness. I was amazed – who could have found me?
Why is it that when you want to laugh, you can’t. And then sometimes when you want to cry, you find no tears to shed?
God created the first woman, Bibi Hawa, from a left rib of Baba Adam in order for man and woman to be equal. Otherwise God could have created her from the feet of Adam so she would always serve him and have no rights.
Our country cannot only be built by boys. It must be built by girls too.
Setara lived in Herat province with her four children and drug-addicted husband. He also beat her and forced her to turn over her jewelry to him to sell for opium.
History is changed by the small actions of ordinary people. —Zahra A.
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