Living with the In-Laws  

2014-int-womens-day

In most families, a bride is strictly observed by her new in-laws regarding the way she talks, sleeps, eats, walks, and many other things from day one, especially by the mother-in-law.

Change Begins at Home

2014-int-womens-day

Women in Afghanistan have to stand up and help themselves.

Men and Women Are Different

weaving-carpet

There is an area in Herat where boys are not allowed to even see their sisters after the age of sixteen. Men typically have more than one wife and they have many children from each wife.

Never Give Up

Shakespeare_and_Co

My test score had ruined all of my hopes and dreams. I felt like a failure. When university started, I didn’t have any interest in studying in the English department.

Unseen Bravery

Freida-and-Malala

When the gunmen stopped the schoolbus, one of them got on the bus and yelled, “Who is Malala? If you don’t answer, I will kill you all.” Malala did not hide, but introduced herself to her attackers.

Tears and Joys of an Afghan Schoolgirl

girls-in-Manogai-school

My mother encouraged me because she was illiterate, and my father encouraged me because he believed in education.

Change for a New Generation

goat-shepherd

When people wanted to write a letter or read a document, they asked the clergy—the village’s Mullah.

Raise Your Voice

2015-02_OralStoriesProject

The husband in the family was an addict. He was always clobbering his wife and didn’t pay the family’s bills.

No Rights for the Orphans

2015-02_OralStoriesProject

No one helped the children when their parents died. The orphaned children try to work to care for themselves, but they are very poor.

Fear of Disgrace and Tumult

2015-02_OralStoriesProject

The father of the family was away for four years and when he returned home, he divorced his wife.