Mohammad Rafi Sediqi, a reporter with Ariana News, remembers how difficult it used to be to file a news report about the work of the Meshrano Jirga.
Mina Naibkhil is a 21-year old Afghan woman studying art at Kabul University. Her paintings reflect her view of women’s life in Afghanistan, and draw on imagery of a world in which women are bold and empowered.
For Majid, the problems were just beginning. “Not long after mom died, I started to have difficulties in breathing, coughing, as well as back and chest pain,” he remembers.
“The snow leopard is the most beautiful animal I have ever seen,” says Ayan Beg, a wildlife ranger in Wakhan National Park.
Malalai Noori, 19, lives in Paktia province in east Afghanistan, a conservative area where many families do not allow their girls to go to school.
Gul Pari, a 37-year old mother of five, arrived in Kabul eight years ago. Her circumstances were difficult.
The day Toryalai Jaffary, an Afghan father of two, handed US$ 14,000 to a money changer in the market, for a people smuggler to take him to Europe, his life changed forever.

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