Afghan Women's Writing Project
That election brought new hurdles because the Taliban was threatening to cut the fingers of any women who voted.
Nowruz, which comes on Friday this year, is the first day of the new year in Afghanistan and Afghan people have many special activities for this holiday.
So many things
I would love to have a daughter someday. My parents, friends, and relatives all ask me why I would love to have a daughter.
I never had a chance to live in peace. My childhood was filled with dark times during the Taliban regime when I had to stay at home.
I rearrange the kitchen table and chairs, the oven and refrigerator and cups and cooking dishes, redecorating the way I want.
We need and pray for an honest, sympathetic leader—someone who lived in Afghanistan during the wartime and would think about his or her countrymen and women more than himself.
From the beginning, I believed the document on keeping an international force in Afghanistan should be signed as soon as possible.
We women need to meet and talk about how women can be accepted into different careers in the presence of our Islamic leaders who have the power to reject or support women, for example, in the military forces.
If no one tries to interfere with our decision and create burdens for us then all women can reach the top of the mountain.
History is changed by the small actions of ordinary people. —Zahra A.
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