Winter Reverie


Reverie of snow
Spreading its white blanket
Covering trees with a white umbrella

Summer Break in the Afghan Winter


Our winter is different from many places in the world. Due to the expense of heating schools, students spend the three months of winter at home.

For Peshawar


Your children are our children, our sons and daughters

How Culture Leads to Gender Violence


Fathers, brothers, brothers-in-law, cousins, or nephews are the ones who often decide a woman’s destiny.

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?

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.

No Arrests Made in Journalist Killings


The Taliban lured a young radio journalist Palwasha Tokhi from her home in Mazar-i-Sharif and killed her—because she was a female journalist.

Election’s Over, Time to Talk Peace


We can see this deal between the two candidates as a way for opening the door to peace. Anything can happen in our country!

Debating the News


I like to read the news online during the day while I am at work, and then at night I watch Tola TV news at home.

Feeling Better after Diplomatic Visit


Imagining a divided Afghanistan was a nightmare.