Ghazni, Land of the Kings


People in Ghazni come from many ethnic groups, including Pashtoon, Tajik, Hazara, and Hindu.

I Always Try to Be Happy


I can’t ignore the bad things that happen in the world, but these things should not stop us from having some happiness in our daily lives.

Afghan Judicial System Has Its Hands Where They Don’t Belong


In the Afghan judicial system, women and girls accused of “moral crimes” are ordered to have vaginal tests.

Eid Mubarak to My Family and May We Know Peace


I replied, “Thank you and same for you. I really miss you all.” But in truth I wished that nobody would wish me Eid Mubarak because then I started to cry.

Was There Corruption in the Court?


The government has not dealt with the root problems of bribery in our government or courts. There is no overnight solution.

There Is No Justice in Afghanistan, Only Shouts and Curses


This is a land of horror and shouting where all are depressed and disappointed.

Kabul Artist in Body Armor Makes Street Harassment a Public Issue


Women’s actions are never taken seriously in Afghanistan, but the radical Kubra Khademi walking down the street in her metal suit encouraged discussion of street harassment all across Kabul.

On Surprises and Wishes


Life is a gift full of unpredictable beauty and strange surprises.

Do We Care Enough about Justice for an Afghan Woman? 


The people who judged the case on the high court are in some ways like those who killed Farkhunda.

What an Afghan Girl Learned when the Schools Closed


I spent all those five years at home. My father helped me with my lessons because he believed that one day the situation would change and I would be able to get my education.