Elections: My Point of View

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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

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

Uncertainty of the Heart

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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

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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

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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

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

Why We Need Afghan Women in Business

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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.

The Happy Future

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We all live with a hope. In our country, some people hope to marry a good person, some hope for children, some hope for a daughter, some hope for a son. Many wish to have their own home, and some think of having a secure and permanent job.

Jirgas, Warriors, and Other Afghan Traditions

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The exchange of women to resolve a dispute in a murder and the forced marriage of young girls are two grim examples of Afghan customs that do not benefit women.

Who I Love Most

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Love in itself is a very vast world, and it keeps changing its mood as a person gets older, day by day. My experience of love has been varied too.