If we want equality and we want to eliminate violence and have a stable economy, we must improve the education of women.
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.
Hila was born in Nangarhar province in 1995 and started school in Jalalabad, but when the war started in 2001 her family fled to Pakistan for two years. She went to public high school in Kabul and she wants to become a diplomat.
Humira is from the northern province of Kunduz, a Taliban stronghold during the war. Her family left for Pakistan during the war. She believes education will solve Afghanistan’s problems. She has been teaching children since she was in sixth grade and she would like to complete her higher education degree.
Gullafroz was born in Daikundi province and emigrated to Pakistan with her family at age three. Her family returned to Kandahar and she was deeply affected by the poor quality of education and oppression of women. She is now a college student in Kabul and hopes to complete her higher education soon.
Humaira is preparing for graduation this year and then she will go to university. She wants to write the truth about Afgan society’s treatment of girls. “I know that I may not be able to help those girls and women who faced violence but I can at least share their pain and voice with others.”