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Mission Impossible: Nazia and Her Dreams

“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…  


Another Chance at Life for Matiullah

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…  


The First Step to Success

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.  


Breaking Boundaries as a Police Officer

“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.  


Nilab’s Unwavering Spirit: Volunteering for Change

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…  


First-Ever Class of Gender and Women’s Studies Programme Graduated from Kabul University.

The first batch of students who have completed the Master’s Programme in Gender and Women’s studies at Kabul University have just received their diplomas. The 22 students (15 women and seven men)…  

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