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Afghan Women Vote, Despite Threats of Violence
3 years ago

Afghan Women Vote, Despite Threats of Violence

Thirty eight percent of voters in the last Afghan election were female. They turned up, despite threats of violence, in the hope that the next head of state will make …
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Rape and ‘honor killings’ in Afghanistan
3 years ago

Rape and ‘honor killings’ in Afghanistan

Bacha posh doesn’t only allow girls access to better opportunities, it also protects them from other horrific abuses. The New York Times reports on the recent case of a young …
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The Importance of Educating Afghan Girls
3 years ago

The Importance of Educating Afghan Girls

A poignant piece that highlights the importance of educating Afghan girls from both a moral and economic standpoint…

A Story About the Importance of Educating Afghan Girls in Afghanistan and… …
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BookTV Interviews Jenny Nordberg
4 years ago

BookTV Interviews Jenny Nordberg

By  •  The Book

BachaPosh.com editor, journalist and author Jenny Nordberg recently sat down with BookTV at Book Expo America, the publishing industry’s annual trade show, to talk about bacha posh and the upcoming …
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What is a “Good Girl” in Afghanistan?
4 years ago

What is a “Good Girl” in Afghanistan?

The practice of bacha posh, of little girls disguised as boys, may seem like as a strange and foreign concept to most westerners. Read this first-hand account of life as …
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The “bacha posh” of Albania
4 years ago

The “bacha posh” of Albania

These images of Albanian women who have sworn to live their lives as men is evidence that bacha posh isn’t exclusively an Afghan practice. They take the oath in service …
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Breaking Free, in Life and on Screen
4 years ago

Breaking Free, in Life and on Screen

“The Patience Stone,” starring Golshifteh Farahani as a mother of two who is turned into a caregiver for her husband after he is shot and falls into a coma, brings …
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Squashing Extremism: TED Talk from Former Bacha Posh
5 years ago

Squashing Extremism: TED Talk from Former Bacha Posh

A fascinating TEDxTeen talk from Maria Toorpakai Wazir — a former bacha posh from South Waziristan, the tribal Pashtun region bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan — who had her life threatened …
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