Regular electricity outages and insecurity have not dented Afghanistan’s addiction to the internet and social media. In a
Most of my weekends are spent doing errands, exercising, watching movies, visiting with friends and catching up on sleep.
Imagine a world in which a woman keeps bees in secret. She is not supposed to leave her house without permission, she is not supposed to work, and she is certainly not supposed to work as a beekeeper, a job reserved for men. But she does. And when she watches her bees take flight, she dreams of her own freedom and freedom for all Afghan women.
"Gradually, the number of girls in our home school grew. I was going to school in the morning and in the afternoon teaching
"We’re tired of being called victims. Instead we are fighters," one participant said.
Empowering Afghan women is a great cause, but Bush could be harming it.
"Walk down any street, or into any government office, business or university, and you have to ask yourself, 'Where are the women?'"
The tests often amount to "torture" with "horrible effects and consequences," Human Rights Watch said in a new report.
In the mountains that were once threatened by the Taliban, Freshta and her team of young women climbers explore their independence and strength by supporting each other in Kabul.
Former child bride Reza Gul is now free from years of torture and hopes to achieve something that once seemed impossible: happiness.