Afghanistan

The gates of hell

Source: Dawn Afghanistan, screaming blame and abuse.But the louder they yell, the more insistent the question: how have they managed to get it so wrong? Let’s talk about the boys a bit. The wave, this fresh orgy of violence, is rooted in Afghanistan. There’s no real reason to doubt that. The […]

The Afghan girls raised as boys

In Afghanistan, ranked the worst country in the world to be born a girl, some parents are bringing up their daughters as sons. Then comes puberty and the ‘bacha posh’ are expected to to switch back Mehran Rafaat with her twin sisters outside their family home in Afghanistan. Photograph: Adam […]