On Marriage and Forgiveness


Why can’t couples accept each other’s differences? Humans have different likes and dislikes, different habits, and different tastes.

A Woman Is…

Tajik family

Without her, there is no product,
no gift,
no world.

Saifora introduction

Saifora is a women’s rights activist in Afghanistan. She was born in Kabul in the early 1980s, the sixth child of a family that went to Pakistan when she was one. She received a bachelor’s from Punjab University and a master’s in Islamabad.

Elections: My Point of View

2014 registration cards

What I am looking for in the campaigns is someone with real words coming out of his or her mouth—something that reflects instincts and love for our country and countrymen.

My Mother’s Extraordinary Life


In the absence of basic amenities, my mother had no choice but to work from sunrise to late at night.

Uncertainty of the Heart

woman and young girl praying

Why is it that when you want to laugh, you can’t. And then sometimes when you want to cry, you find no tears to shed?

A Father’s Love

indoor garden

We all would wait on our dining mat for our meals for him to come and then we could start our meal.

Islamic Law, and Disobedience

students protest

Badkhstan is one of the worst provinces for child marriage and ba’ad. In this—her own province—she may not be able to control it.

I Have a Dream

two students in class

My family is my world; it is my antidote to all my miseries, hardship, and pain.

Why We Need Afghan Women in Business

elaha and roya mahboob

When democracy came to our country, women were encouraged to become prominent figures. They were urged to get involved in business and politics and be part of a more progressive Afghanistan.