Telling the Stories of Afghan Girls
By Afghan Women's Writing Project on September 14, 2011
Despite efforts to improve their lives, girls in Afghanistan continue to suffer untold violence and discrimination. In this poignant account at the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, an online magazine devoted to airing their stories, an anonymous teenager tells of her struggle to attend school. How else can we encourage these girls and let them know we care?
One day while I was going home from school I noticed a tall man with a long beard walking behind me. The next day, when the same man followed me, I became suspicious of him. Why was he staring at me as if I had done something wrong? On the third day, he walked toward me and stopped me.