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Afghan Girls

Happiness is Having 37 Kids!

Lila Igram | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

What brings comfort to my heart as a mother? I long for the day when my kids want for themselves what I want for them -- pure hearts, faith, health, open minds, great character and the drive to succeed.

Can Disaster Be Averted for the Women of Afghanistan?

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Ida Lichter, M.D.

There is a potential catastrophe looming when foreign troops leave Afghanistan, as the central government could well sacrifice women and girls in future negotiations with the Taliban.

The Girls of Our Wildest Imagination

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Stacy Parker Le Melle

"I am a woman with a wild imagination/puppets and clowns won't steal my will/because my imagination is full of peace." - from "My Wild Imagination" by...

Dealing on Her Name, Dealing on Her Life: Afghan Women in Their Own Words

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact
Stacy Parker Le Melle

They've been warned. They've been told no one will listen, no one will love them if they speak up about what hurts. They've been told they'll be shu...

The Girl Who Spoke to Flowers: The Stories and Dreams of Afghan Girl Writers

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 11.02.2013 | Impact
Stacy Parker Le Melle

"Sometimes I talk with flowers And I know they hear me. Most people don't know That flowers can hear us. Flowers are always quiet Because they are lis...

To Be Free Like Malala: The Dreams and Fears of Afghanistan's Teen Girls

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Stacy Parker Le Melle

On Saturday, lawmakers in Afghanistan's parliament refused to vote on the Law on the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Yet, read any of the poems or stories on the Afghan Women's Writing Project website, and you will be filled with hope.

Afghan Girls' School Feared Poisoned By Gas

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2013 | World

By Folad Hamdard TALUQAN, Afghanistan, April 21 (Reuters) - As many as 74 schoolgirls in Afghanistan's far north fell sick after smell...

Why Sadat Set Herself on Fire

Payvand Seyedali | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Payvand Seyedali

2012-02-22-Sadatfrontjpg.jpg What did Sadat do? If suicide attempts are usually a cry for help, then these acts of self-immolation in Afghanistan should be considered roars.