My Society Looks Like Jail to Me


In our society, despite the long years of war and the ongoing bomb attacks in our streets, it is our own people who are the main cause of violence against women.

American Troops Please Stay


If they leave too soon, Afghanistan will become insecure for Afghans living here and also for visitors. Our country will be secure only for terrorism and terrorist activities.

Afghan Girls, Then and Now

girls in nangarhar

All Afghan women thirst for education, freedom, and choices, but who knows how long it will take to make our dreams come true?

My Multilingual Country


Hazaregi has some words that don’t exist in standard Dari, like samtoo, which means “very much.” Joor is a Hazaregi word for “hand.”

Rethinking a Wedding Tradition


When two people perform the Nikah ceremony and decide to start their life together, they commit to being together for the rest of their lives. They agree to be life partners. But the groom pays all the expenses of the engagement and wedding parties. So already, they are not partners.

Take Responsibility for Peace

schoolchildren in class

People should not be thinking: “This person is Tajik, this person is Hazara, this person is Pashtun.”

My Father’s Dream


My father was destined to have a piece of land and help his oldest brother be a good tribal leader.

Lessons of Love and Forgiveness


I have one question for you, dear readers. Are we always able to forgive our oppressors?

My First Job


My neighbor’s daughter had a job in an NGO, so I asked her for help finding a job.

President’s Wife Must Be More Than a Symbol


In fact, all presidents of Afghanistan have been married to well educated women. The main question is whether or not these first ladies worked in support of Afghan women.