WfWI's Senior Director of Communications, Amber Khan, recently sat down with Lina Rozbih at Voice of America News - Dari for an interview broadcast across Afghanistan to discuss the prevalence of violence against women worldwide.
I am 38 years old. There was no happiness in my childhood. When I was six years old, my brother lost a dog-fighting match and started fighting with my cousin which led to my cousin’s death.
I was born in 1975. I wanted to be a doctor when I was young. But I had to stop secondary school when my father died. I was very sad and even angry to have stopped going to school, but I had no choice as my mother was sick and I had to work to support her.
Awham remembers the year the war started in Iraq, and the additional hardships she faced after her husband fell ill and lost his job. “I was left to care for my four children with no income.
Kadire Tahiraj is a mother of three, and lives with her husband and children in a small two room house.
“Throughout my life I have faced many hardships”
I’m married with five children—three girls and two boys.
I’m 39 years old. I’m married and I have two children of my own, a son and a daughter. And I have adopted five more children, because of the genocide.
It’s mango season in Yei. After weeks of heavy downpours, the ripe, delicious fruit is literally falling off the trees, providing a ready, nutritious source of food and income.