Our house was next to the highway and my parents worried that if fighting started our house would be used as a stronghold.
Honor killing is a crime committed against women and girls in my country by their own family members.
Herat’s features have changed during the last fifteen years. Tall concrete buildings are replacing the small mud shops and homes.
“I was born in a green and beautiful village in 1944. My father was the village’s master, so we were almost rich and had lots of lands and gardens.”
While we were shaking hands I said that I liked how she speaks her mind, and she responded: “To speak your mind, you need to have a voice.”
There is an area in Herat where boys are not allowed to even see their sisters after the age of sixteen. Men typically have more than one wife and they have many children from each wife.
On the first snow of the year, people would put some snow in an envelope with a note that said Barf az ma, Barfi az shama.
We must make sure that no one has control over women’s lives and women’s bodies, but women themselves,
The cultural ideology that women are property, devoid of rights or dignity, is the fundamental reason rape is perpetuated in Afghanistan.