While she was giving me her piece of bread, she would say: “Eat this bread. I am not feeling hungry.” That was the mother’s first lie.
Hassina was born in 1967 to an educated family in Herat. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Kabul University but when the civil war intensified, emigrated to Iran where she taught Afghan children. She received a Fulbright grant to study abroad, and she now runs a large network of NGOs and civil society organizations for women in western Afghanistan. She is married with two children.