Rokhshana

Rokhshana is known as a young 19-year-old woman from Ghor who was kidnapped and stoned to death in October 2015, however her tragic story doesn’t start nor end the...

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Shabana Basij-Rasikh

Shabana was born and raised in Kabul. She grew up under the rule of the Taleban, when education was banned for women and like many other girls, she had to dress as...

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Roya Sadat

Roya Sadat was born in Herat, Afghanistan in 1983. Roya was a teenager when the Taleban took control of Afghanistan forcing women and girls to abandon schools and ...

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Parween Pazhwak

Parween Pazhwak is a prolific author and artist born in Kabul to the literary and political Pazhwak family in 1967. She attended Malalai High School and studied me...

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Merman Parween

In 1951, the brave voice of a woman made waves on Radio Kabul. She was the first woman in Afghanistan to sing on public radio and she came to be known as Merman Pa...

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Khalida Popalzai

Khalida Popalzai is an international football player and activist. Born in 1987 in Kabul, Khalida was taught how to play football by her mother, who was a physical...

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Asma Jilani Jahangir 

Asma Jahangir was born into a prominent political family in Pakistan. Her father Malik Ghulam Jilani, was a civil servant who spent years under house arrest for pr...

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