One time I went to the market and my face was covered, but I forgot and tried to eat a banana through the burka. It wasn’t terrible just because of the burka; we had a lot of terrible times. We weren’t allowed to go out, so at home I wrote some poems and articles to keep my mind busy, but I don’t know where to start about women’s problems in my country’
(right)Saliha, 28, journalist, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Kabul, Afghanistan &
( left) Basima, 16, Pol-i-Charki, Afghanistan
Afghan woman at kabul art exhibition.