Massoma was born in Urozgan Province. She graduated from university in 2005. She works for a NATO organization and helps the children of Herat. Massoma is happy to be a part of AWWP as both a writer and photographer.
Sports for women were banned during the dark Taliban years. But in the last six years a 23-year-old Afghan woman with a black belt in karate has been teaching 35 girls in her favorite sport and she hopes to enter them in national competitions.
Rahima, a 26-year-old woman in the Chahar Su area of Herat City, survived self-immolation at the age of eleven brought about because of a forced marriage. With the help of the Afghan Women’s Network, she has built a new life and sees a happy future.