In the Dari language, farkhunda means “happiness.”
Zamarad is a university student who was born in Kabul, but her family left Afghanistan during the Taliban years for Pakistan. She attended school there until the family returned several years later.
Zahra W. lives in Pakistan as a refugee with her family. She has two younger sisters.
Zahra H. was born in 1994 in Iran, the daughter of a shopkeeper, and her family returned to Bamiyan province when she was ten. She works in refugee assistance and she would like to get a master’s degree and become a university teacher.