They are on the job from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., picking apart dirty wool and boiling sheepskins with all kinds of contaminants in it, with bare hands. They earn about 100 Afghani (or $2) per day.
Death notices are never issued for women, nor is anyone ever invited to a woman’s funeral. Her name will never appear on her tombstone. Yet men in Afghanistan have many details about them etched onto their graves.
Our society does not allow us a chance to progress.
When I think of the future
Everywhere is dark.
There were no policewomen working in the traffic department. The visitors to the traffic department were all men so no women worked there. But the
department needed help.
Zahra M. finished high school in 2009 and works in Herat. She plans to continue her education. She wants to help Afghan women by writing about the problems they face every day.
A few days earlier the children saw some toys they liked, but she hadn’t enough money to buy them. She was thinking about how glad her children would be with new toys when a powerful noise shattered her thoughts.