“I am not alive, but I am not dead,” whispered Khadija. Khadija, a 23-year old Afghan woman, set herself on fire after losing all hope, due to an abusive arranged marriage. She was “sold” as a young 15 year old girl for $3,400, to support her impoverished family.[Read more…]
Did you know that Morning Star operates a radio station in a rural part of eastern Afghanistan?
Radio has been the most popular form of media in Afghanistan since the 1920s. Eighteen years ago, under the Taliban controlled government music, television and movies were outlawed. As a result, many resorted to radios which were harder to restrict.[Read more…]
Young Afghans have lived the majority of their lives faced with war – many of them spending formative years in refugee camps at the Pakistan border – and they are determined to be a post-war generation. These young Afghans already have learned enough to yearn for more than survival; they want an education, English language training, a skills set, and a satisfying job.