Afghan Women's Writing Project
“It was four o’clock in the morning and I knocked on the door. My father opened the door.”
After three years, she got a letter from her husband that said, “I can’t be with you anymore now that you are disabled, and I can’t keep you anymore.”
Many people still think that a person who has a disability should stay home and never come out of the house.
God said in the Holy Quran, “I created earth and sky, and I created women and men with their bodies for each other.”
The girl cried and said, “My father won’t let me go back to school.”
Countries are like a family, and if we don’t have education we are like that five-year old child.
He would say to us, “Life is another name for love and fun.”
When she started her dream school she told her students that knowledge is more powerful than weapons and that they can improve their lives more with education than by fighting.
One day the mother said to her son, “Son, you have to get married.” But her son had negative thoughts about women and he didn’t want to.
When Sahar’s uncle came from Iran, he smoked drugs and told Sahar that she had to marry.
History is changed by the small actions of ordinary people. —Zahra A.
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