Was There Corruption in the Court?


The government has not dealt with the root problems of bribery in our government or courts. There is no overnight solution.

A Girl in the Masjid


The clock turns 8:45 p.m.,
and I hear Mullah’s Adhan.
I need to get ready, for now I’m in
a rush.

What an Afghan Girl Learned when the Schools Closed


I spent all those five years at home. My father helped me with my lessons because he believed that one day the situation would change and I would be able to get my education.

I Panic


I panic and keep myself hidden in a burqa
so you won’t sin when you see my innocent body.

Afghan Men Can Wear Underwear in Public but a Woman Cannot Wear a Short Dress


Men lash out at entertainment programs on TV channels and at women singers. But they themselves do buggery and bring young boys to dance at their wedding parties.

Fed Up


Dear Allah
Are you seeing all your servants who
made themselves lord of this land?

Disabled Afghans Discuss Marriage in Herat


Marriage is important for people and it is a big concern among disabled people, according to a woman who works with a human rights committee in Herat.

Shokria introduction

Shokria was born in Herat, graduated from university, and now wants to study for a master’s degree in linguistics and become a teacher.

My Younger Self Would Be Surprised at Me


We could not go to school or leave home without a male guardian. So most of the time I played with my doll, read storybooks, and played with my friends,

Ramadan: Blessings for Humanity 


The main purpose of fasting is to feel the miseries of the poor, those who have nothing to eat and drink for many days. The charity encourages the rich to help the poor.