sahar speaks

Regular electricity outages and insecurity have not dented Afghanistan’s addiction to the internet and social media. In a
In a country that’s arguably one of the most challenging places on earth to be a woman, there are brave ones pushing boundaries
Last year’s stoning of 19-year-old Rukhshana, who attempted to run away with her lover after being forced to marry someone
In a conservative and traditional country like Afghanistan, where women can be burned, lashed and stoned simply for their
For this 37-year-old mother of five, life is the picture of enforced marriage: she barely scrapes by on less than a dollar
Zahra was in third grade when her period started. At the time, she and her family were in Iran, having fled civil war in
Spogmai was just 12 years old when she was separated from her parents and handed over to another family. But this was no
In December 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, beginning 36 years of continuous war and conflict. Here, 26-year
Life for an Afghan woman is grueling, like a constant state of war. The country resembles a burning oven, where one can feel
The women of Afghanistan have been the focus of intense interest and notoriety for decades. Under the Taliban they were seen