My Valuable Jewel

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Because I was poor
I sold my baby girl
I had five kids to feed

Everyday Terror

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After the presidential elections were finally decided and the new president introduced, the new government was up and running and we were all confident that positive changes would begin to come.

Welcoming Spring

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Spring, the beauty of life
Spring, the start of planned tasks
Spring, the reminder to forget bad memories

Freedom Is an Attitude

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When I was fourteen, the change of regime in Afghanistan destroyed my freedom.

Winter Reverie

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

Summer Break in the Afghan Winter

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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

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Your children are our children, our sons and daughters

How Culture Leads to Gender Violence

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

Afghan Girls, Then and Now

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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

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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.