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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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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Ending America’s Longest War

As the US declares the withdrawal of more than 90% of its troops, I speak with several young Afghan women about what ending America’s longest war really means to them. Thank you Layan, Roya, Marwan, and Nadia for sharing your important thoughts with the world.

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My Side of the Story – A Young Palestinian Woman Recounts This Year’s Eid Under the Sound of Bombs

I can still remember the day my mom told me that my Grandfather read Quran verses around our house daily. Maybe he had to do this after the 1948 catastrophe, when the Israeli forces forced them to leave the house they were born in and spent their entire childhood, as well as their youth. Sleeping … Continued

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An Educational Genocide

An explosion took place in front of the Sayed al-Shuhada girls’ school in one of the remote slums in western Kabul on Saturday. The incident frightened everyone and drew students’ families closer to the event. The second explosion occurred just as parents were anxiously looking for their children. The sadness of the loss of each … Continued

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India’s COVID-19 Crisis In The Eyes of a 17-year-old Indian Poet

A beautiful day, out with a couple of friends Before the lockup that took them away A delicious cup of coffee that soothes every soul in vicinity A cup that has little effect today for the one soul that drinks it A lovely dinner date with a person, closer than a friend yet far away … Continued

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