Lima was born in Kandahar and lived in Kabul till she was 6 years old. During the Taliban period, she and her family lived as refugees in Pakistan. She then returned to Afghanistan, where she is the founder of a group which helps local Afghan artisans enter local and international markets, co-founder of an emergency charity foundation, and works in a variety of other fields to help women find work and Afghan children to be educated.
I have submitted the law to a group of women’s rights activists to work on and advocate to the Parliament to approve changes in the law. Do you want to help do something about it?
He started shouting. “Sister, we are still using the Taliban’s government law in the passport department.”
Neither external powers nor American money can rebuild Afghanistan. Only Afghans can, and the change has to come on an individual level.
In the mirror of those wishes I see the reflection of
My bright tomorrow
As a result of my interview with Dude, I found the biggest irony may be that many men are very satisfied with their gender role.
Why is the Taliban still in Afghanistan? Why is Pakistan still supported by the U.S., even though they are supporting the Taliban? Where does the Taliban get their support and supplies, which are not depleted after nine years of constant war?
I still have nightmares of the bombing every night from years back during the civil war in Afghanistan. I see myself injured again and again every night because I was injured when I was six. Often I ask myself: “Am I a normal human being now?” I wonder.
United we Afghan women can make history. United we can change the economic situation in Afghanistan and make our country strong again. United we can beat oppression.