Paying the Price for Democracy in Afghanistan

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It sounds very funny to me that one of them promises to create an Islamic military army for Afghanistan if he is elected president.

Dinner at 7

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I was forbidden to play outside the house from early childhood. I stayed in the kitchen and watched mom while she was cooking.

Warlord Candidate

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I was hopeful that democracy in our country would heal my pains. But things got worse when many of those warlords became Parliament members or received high positions in government.

Our Future

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Will you vote for a killer,
thieves, and smugglers?

God! If You Were an Afghan Woman

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If you were an Afghan woman
You would be sorry
You created me a woman

Ministry Officials Say “Women a Source of Distraction”

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“I am strictly against women’s education and employment. This is the reason last year I suggested a new regulation to restrict scholarship and overseas studies for women. They return to corrupt our traditions and beliefs because they become westernized.”

Revenge Marriage

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The family had decided to kill us. They not only wanted to kill us, but stone us to death to teach women and girls a lesson.

I Will Not Give Up

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“This is the final warning for you to stop your children from going to school and working with foreigners,” the men said. “We will give you one last chance and one last day.”

Everything Is Smiling but My Soul

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My mother said, “You can continue your studies after your marriage. However, you will not need to because this man is very rich. Everything you require is available for you in his home, so stop arguing. This is our final decision. You have to marry him.”

The Naamah’ram Downstairs

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My beautiful mom was beaten by a naamah’ram, a stranger. In Islam, men are two kinds for women: one is mahram. Mahram men are like father, brother, uncle, husband. But other men are naamah’ram.