By declaring jihad against the media, women will continue to be repressed, but without the world knowing.
People always argue that Islam says a man can marry four wives, but they don’t know circumstances under which God gave this permission.
The news was about a six-year-old Afghan girl who was going to have to marry a seventeen-year-old teenage boy because her father didn’t have money for his wife’s medical treatment.
Suddenly the man began abusing her by yelling, “You slut! Women have money to buy dresses and make-up, but you do not have money to buy the holy Quran.”
I still see the scare in that little boy’s eyes and saw how his heart was beating fast. His kindness saved me from possibly dying during the attack.
Recently a group of staff members of the Afghan parliament traveled to Europe to participate in a five-day leadership workshop. But in what seems to be a regular occurrence, four of the five did not return to Afghanistan.
Gulniz was brave and told her husband on their wedding night that she had been raped and was not virgin. Her husband promised to keep her happy.
After I got a job I found new friends who worked for women’s rights and also wanted to raise women’s voices in their communities.
My male classmates called me a very loud and pushy girl, and all of them turned against me.