Invisible Afghan Woman, “I never thought I would survive”

  When it comes to elimination of violence against women, Afghanistan only talks. The country fails to protect them. In the most recent highly shocking violence case against women, a 17-year old married woman, Soreya, was publicly beaten in the Northern Takhar province over allegation to have relationship with a man. Amateur video footage of…

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My Education, Your Education, not Their Education.

I studied primary school in open air. In the summer, dry weather of countryside of Ghanzni province was unbearable. In the fall, we used to freeze in the cold weather. In the rain days, we used to tent-up to read broken pages of our books. But 3.5 million children don’t access to what I did…

Afghan Mothers Pursue Higher Education

She sat cross-legged on sands to nurse her, as she took her pen on the hand to answer questions of Kankor Exam in the deep central Daikundi province of Afghanistan. Few married Afghan girls are allowed to pursue higher education; reaching to the average marriage age of 18, most Afghan girls get married and become…

She Works  

Kabul-Afghanistan She works for a private bank. She is mother of two kids, wife of a factory worker. The members of the family numb at seven, two young girls and one elderly man; she feeds them all with her 9-5 job that pays her $190 per month. Before getting married, she had the job. Her…

Afghanistan, Let’s Make Something

  He has made a car, with his own money, by his own hands; it works. “I have not given up on Afghanistan yet,” Ahmad Murtaza proudly says, pointing to a car near to us in his yard. The 16-year old inspired talented Afghan didn’t remain in the news so much. He has made only…

Why Afghans Give Birth?

In Afghan history, no national census has been taken place. But time to time estimation of population; King Amanullah Khan Administration put population to 14,000,000 about one hundred years ago, now Central Intelligence Agency of the U.S. estimates Afghanistan population is 33,332,025. Over the last decade, child maternal mortality rate has significantly decreased as a…

Bloody Dusk of Afghanistan 

"Just like any other day, Zareen Gul, 60, held the hand of her grandson, Ali Seyar Nazari, 10, and left home to attend the early evening prayer in their neighborhood mosque in the west of Kabul. This time, however, they did not return home. Their family found their remains, barely identifiable from the clothes they…

Afghanistan’s Mad Max: Lawless Route for Disenchanted Afghans

A tired, lost, helpless and hopeless Afghan packs his bag, heading to Nimroz. Young, middle age and old. He takes the route to find hope in somewhere far from his motherland that cannot be his home. The lawless Nimroz province welcomes all Afghans from across the country. The desert in southwestern Afghanistan looks like Mad…