The Blank Vote

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If you don’t have a candidate, a white vote shows that you are a citizen of Afghanistan and that the fate and future of Afghanistan are important to you.

Zakia H. introduction

Zakia H. lives in a village in the central highlands of Afghanistan. She was married a year ago and has a young son.

How Elections Use Quotas for Women

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The only way for women to keep their seats in the provincial council is to have widespread participation by women voters on Election Day.

Never Think It’s Too Late

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If your heart wants to do something
Do it
But don’t hurry

Glimpse of Love

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With my blind eye,
I rain the words:
I pray for you with my
Rosary, torn like my heart

Destiny’s Choices

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Don’t put down your pen – write your heart’s speech.
You can change your life with positive thought.

Is Studying Astronomy an Impossible Wish?

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When I look above, I see a different world that I wish I was born in. In this saintly place, I feel that I am Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī, a famous astronomer from centuries ago in my hometown of Ghazni.

How I Catch Love

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When readers from all over the world read my words, I am understood as a woman. When Afghans work together to bring peace in Afghanistan, love catches me.

Zohra W. introduction

Zohra W. is a high school student in a city in southwest Afghanistan.

Arrive to Culmination

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I hope to be dauntless!
More dauntless than all the people in the world!