Global Voices

Where young women and girls can share what's happening in their countries, what's really on their minds, and their ideas for a better future. A mix of news and narrative.

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The Ukrainian City of Mariupol Fights For Survival: Defenders Appeal to The World For Help

Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine has been under siege by Russian forces since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The control over the city is crucial to Russia because of its location and economic potential. If Russia seized control, it would secure a land corridor between the Crimean peninsula and Donbas, making this small … Continued

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When My City Was Taken

It was 5 am when my mom called me crying: “Kyiv is bombed.” My family was 500km away, terrified whether I would come home. My hands are shaking, my voice is trembling, and my cat is frightened, as she feels something bad is happening right now. We need to evacuate… fast. On the 24th of … Continued

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Noor’s Story

I’m Noor*. I’m 28 years old. I was born in poverty in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan. My father was the only breadwinner of our family. My father was a gardener who was keeping the house of one of the officials of the previous government while Hamid Karzai was in power. In 2014 my … Continued

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Farah’s Story

Hello, my name is Farah.* I’m an Afghan girl. I had just been accepted to university to study engineering. I have worked hard to succeed. And whenever I went to university, I felt proud, and I wished that one day I could participate in an international organization as a representative of the youth of my … Continued

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Places I May Never See Again

On August 15, 1400, the last province to be surrendered to the Taliban by our traitorous leaders was Mazar-e-Sharif. However, I still hoped that Kabul might not collapse. Early in the morning, my siblings went to the nearest bank to get money, and I was going to university. Although I was afraid of the recent … Continued

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