“Who would marry a short girl like her? Look at her legs. Why did you come, it’s better you stayed at home.”
This is what Nazia, who was born with a disability, hears from people whenever she goes… Read more
Hadya Shahrani, a trained midwife from Badakshan province, is one of the many women who have benefitted from the activities of the LITACA Project. Since 2014, she has been managing a large number of… Read more
Matiullah was two and a half years old, lying in her mother’s arms, when the rocket hit.
Accompanied by a deafening blast, the ceiling collapsed on them in a shower of wood and earth. They could see… Read more
Zuhal is only the second young woman in her family who is pursuing higher education and a career. Most women in her family have settled down to marry and raise children straight after school. Read more
“The day my family was celebrating my entry to the Faculty of Literature, I announced that I no longer wanted to study in that field,” says Gulafrooz Ebtekar, a police officer in Afghanistan. Read more
Imagine a situation where just going to school puts your life at risk.
Under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, this was the situation for Nilab Aria and many others. In second grade, she had to be… Read more