You won’t allow me to go to school. I won’t become a doctor. Remember this:...– — Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their...
Maria Toorpakai finds hope in Canada →
Toorpakai was born in 1990 near the town of Wana in South Waziristan, eastern Pakistan. Her family belongs to the Ahmadzai Wazir tribe, Pashtuns who control the region bordering Afghanistan. Since 9/11, the dangerous area has been a haven for the Taliban.
Rahman Baba:The Poet of Afghans →
Born a member of the Pashtun tribe over 300 years ago in the Afghan mountains, Abdul Rahman was destined to become one of the most loved and well known poets in Pashto literature. A studious child, Abdul Rahman grew to be a man of great character, and charisma. God’s blessings made him understand the true way of life was to be found through his religion, Islam. Rahman lived a life of...
Global Pashtun Institute for Peace and Democracy →
The mission of Global Pashtun Institute for Peace and Democracy (GPIPD) is to promote and secure peace, democracy, human rights and development in the Pakistan-Afghanistan region and interact with academia, think tanks, and other stakeholders for the achievement of its goals and objectives.
Bacha Khan Trust Educational Foundation →
I am going to give you such a weapon that the police and the army will not be...