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The Story of Muska

The Story of Muska

I was born in a refugee camp for Afghans in Khaybar Pakhtonkhawa in Pakistan. My family and I were the victims of civil war. My father had been a vaccinator in Afghanistan before our emigration. He had been working in a local clinic, and when the war began, we moved to Pakistan. Shortly after my .. read more

20
Feb
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Khal Bano – A pioneer

Khal Bano – A pioneer

In the midst of mass unemployment for men in Afghanistan, in a rural part of Jawzjan province, a successful business is initiated. The rest of the country is suffering from rates of unemployment as youths graduating from University are struggling to find jobs while those with jobs are struggling to make ends meet. It has .. read more

25
Dec
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Bacha Posh “dressed like a boy”

Bacha Posh “dressed like a boy”

It is evening, getting dark and the boy is negotiating with a customer about the prices of the things the customer has collected. At first sight, we thought it is a boy with his father, but later we noticed that he actually was a girl in boy’s clothes called: Bacha Posh “dressed like a boy”. .. read more

15
Oct
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How shame became pride?

How shame became pride?

For several years girls’ higher education in a rural part of Badakhshan was considered a shame for the residents. Fathers were stopping their daughters, brothers were stopping their sisters, and the villagers were stopping girls for perusing their higher education. If a family wanted to send their daughters to have higher education, they would not .. read more

26
Sep
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Perspective

Perspective

Perspective or point of view, the way someone sees the world, people, society, can have variety of effects on peoples’ thinking, behavior, and can even shape their lives. In Afghanistan, people do not give much attention to it. Perspective is one of the fundamental ways of life that can have profound effect on humans’ life. .. read more

19
Sep
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No Schooling

No Schooling

  9 out 10 kids are deprived of attending high school in the Qamber refugees’ camp in Kabul. Most of these kids are between 12 and 18 years old. The “No schooling” decision was made by the elders and families living in this camp for their children. The decision was made after some of the .. read more

05
Sep
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Rising violence rate in Badakhshan

Rising violence rate in Badakhshan

According to independent human rights commission in Fayzabad the violence against women and children in Badakhshan northeastern province has increased in 1396 solar year. In 1394 there were 46 cases of violence, and in 1395, 52 cases of violence have been registered. While only in the first half of 1396 solar year, 46 cases of .. read more

29
Aug
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Hardships made me hopeful

Hardships made me hopeful

Life is more difficult where you are under the bullets. This story goes back to few years back when Sahar Gul lived in Helmand province. He and His family were busy with farming and agriculture. Although, there was no school, no hospital nor any other services they lived happily in the village. Unfortunately, fighting and .. read more

31
Jul
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The Kabulis (From Kabul)

The Kabulis (From Kabul)

We were living our life under bombs showering like rain over us. I, Zamaryal, was a child and living with my family in a small village. Next to our house there was an army camp which was the target for the enemies. My father was farming despite the endless fight between the government and opposition .. read more

31
Jul
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Bi Bi Zahra, who got to Pakistan by walking for 40 days

Bi Bi Zahra, who got to Pakistan by walking for 40 days

A hard life makes people stronger. Not only Bi Bi Zahra but also other families  left Afghanistan during the war, but after a while they got back to their country with a world of hope in their hearts. For 40 days, Bi Bi Zahra  walked all the way to Pakistan for finding a better place, .. read more

24
Jul
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