People in Ghazni come from many ethnic groups, including Pashtoon, Tajik, Hazara, and Hindu.
My mother encouraged me because she was illiterate, and my father encouraged me because he believed in education.
This photograph started discussions of whether Muslim women can be forced to wear the hijab.
They work alongside men and they don’t hide behind scarves or chadors. They don’t sit inside their homes so that no men can see them.
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.
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.
“Don’t talk about this.
My honor will go.”
Arifa H. grew up in Ghazni where she remembers the Taliban coming into her elementary school and hitting the children. She graduated from university in business and economics and works as a project assistant.She hopes to get a Master’s and a PhD degree.
You prepared my books, polished my shoes.
You shook my teacher’s hand and told her to take care of me.