My Brother’s Wedding

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Many boys and girls marry without really knowing one another and some do not meet until the day of the wedding.

Explosion

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A suicide bomber tried to kill Shukria Barakzai, one of 69 female members of parliament and a former journalist who at one time ran a secret school for girls.

An Afghan Girl Dreams of Books

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Last week my cousin asked me, “What do you want to have when you get rich?”

God-Conferred Human Rights

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In Islam, men and women have equal rights.

International Human Rights Day 2014

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We must make sure that no one has control over women’s lives and women’s bodies, but women themselves,

It Could Be Me

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It makes me sad when I remember the girls getting married at age 13 in my village.

Oral Stories Project: Two Wives

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I remember when I was getting married. No one asked me if I was happy. They asked my brothers if they were happy because my brothers were the ones who held my rights.

Oral Stories Project: The Nonsense Talk Creates Violence 

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For the girl, the family decides whom she will marry and she does not even know who the person is.

Oral Stories Project: A Girl Is Denied Medical Treatment

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What we lack is a strong official voice to counter the opponents of gender equality, those reactionary voices.

Oral Stories Project: Gender Violence Is Increasing

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Sometimes my daughters ask why we pay less attention to them. “They say we are your children. What is wrong?”