Afghan Workwomen Pave New Pathways

An Afghan woman is taught not to live behind walls of her family’s compound. She is supposed to be a good girl and stay with her mom. Later in her life, she should get married and please her husband. After giving birth to children, she has no other choice, rather than spending her time to…

Kabul’s Old City Slows Down but Keeps Breathing  

Kabul today, with a population of more than five million, is totally different from the past. Kabul’s Old city with long history, political game changers, rich culture and old buildings which are being replaced by new buildings, still exists today.   In 2010, when I was 12 years old, my family moved from the countryside…

Young Afghan women: Visions of hope and fear

    Looking at young women in Afghanistan today, we can find two extremes. On one hand is Saeeda Sadat, 18, with two published books, and, on the other hand, we find Farkhunda, 18, raped by her brother and a resident of a women’s shelter in Kabul. The life stories of Afghan women have been made…

Earning a living among the dead

Note: The article was once published headlined, "OUT LITTLE MISS". Edited By  Kara Lozier Gul Bibi is a child of 12 years old. She has spent the last four years working in a dusty graveyard. She wakes up with the pre-dawn call to prayer while the moon is still shining on her small yard. Although…

No Playground for kids in Kabul city

There is no public playground in Kabul city for kids while it’s really important for kids to play in playground not in the Streets. It’s really hard for kids to find a place in order to have fun. Indeed, there is no public playground for kids. Although private towns have playground, majority of kids don’t…