Invisible Children Have Reasons To Dream

Jafar, 12, used to spend his childhood in traffic jams around Kabul. He began working at the age of eight as an espandi, waving a tine of smoky coal made of espand—a kind of plant—over cars to ward off evil spirits. But this year, he has been given a second chance at his childhood to…

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Invisible Afghan children

Being a child in Afghanistan is a life-time misfortune, where children are invisible victims of the war, desperate poverty and domestic violence. The ongoing war in the country silently leaves children dead or wounded in record numbers. As it seems no end to the war, children likely remain victims. Not only war, but the desperate…

The Stolen Innocence of an Abused Child

Zahra is around 12 years of age and she moved with her mother, father and three siblings to the house next door to us last year. She goes to school, she cleans her house, and she is the eldest daughter of the family. She is a fine little girl, but she cries at least five…

“IT IS WRITTEN IN THE HOLY QUR’AN THAT YOU’RE ALLOWED TO KILL INFIDELS AS YOU WOULD KILL A DOG”—said HANAN TO ABC

Rebel Islamist groups recruits Children in Ghor province—North West region of Afghanistan—in order to use them as tool such as suicide bombers and child soldiers, according to Human rights staff in Ghor province. Chairman of local office of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission in Ghor province, Zabihullah Jawad said to the Liberty Radio that we…