1. Hajimir Ahmad
Seventy-six year old village elder, Hajimir Ahmad, donated his own land to build two girls’ schools in Sangbast, Afghanistan. He says he could not educate his daughters, but it’s not too late for his granddaughters. x
2. Sultan Mohammad Yusufzai
Religious leader, Sultan Mohammad Yusufzai, along with other local community members, spent three months convincing a father to cancel the wedding of a 10-year old girl in Herat.
“The main reason for child marriage is poverty and that forces parents to agree to early marriage. The second reason is low awareness amongst families about Islamic principles and international human rights,” says Sultan Mohammad Yusufzai x
3. Mullah Azizullah
Students pass by Mullah Aziz Ullah, a local religious leader, at Sorya High School in West Kabul. The Mullah has three daughters who all attend school along with his two sons. ” I want the best for all of my children not just the boys” says Mullah Aziz x
4. Mullah (name unknown)
A mullah with his son. He has been trained on maternal health and now helps to persuade the villagers to take health care for mothers and pregnant women more seriously. Tirin Kot, Uruzgan, August 2012. x
everybody wants to criticize female musicians for being sexual & showing off their bodies but nobody talks about the men behind the scenes who profit from it
college is catered towards the able bodied and able minded. school applauds people who can stay up all night, skip meals, and work endlessly. that kind of extreme contribution is expected. why are disabled people being squeezed out of academic institutions? why should I feel inferior because of some arbitrary and ridiculous standard?