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Stories from our team, partners and supporters

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Stories from our team, partners and supporters

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BTGeneration Blog
By Breakthrough Team // September 11, 2014
I was sixteen years old. In my mind I could hear: “Tonight commotion is in my mind, tonight light is in my heart”—the song by Iranian singer [...]
BTGeneration Blog
By Breakthrough Team // August 27, 2014
For a long time, Afghan families only worried about their sons turning 18 because the government would send them to war on the borders and they would [...]
BTGeneration Blog
By Breakthrough Team // August 27, 2014
Afsana, a beautiful child in the Ingil District of Herat Province, wanted to go outside and play with her friends, but instead she found herself in a [...]
BTGeneration Blog
By Breakthrough Team // August 27, 2014
Several years ago in Pakistan in 2002, I taught fourth grade at a school in an Afghan camp. The school was supported by a German organization called [...]
BTGeneration Blog
By Breakthrough Team // August 27, 2014
When I think of early marriage — forced marriage — I become mad and helpless. I have no tolerance for it. I want to shout out loud, so that all [...]
BTGeneration Blog
By Breakthrough Team // August 27, 2014
This is the second part of Early Marriage: Selling the Daughters. If graves and cemeteries could talk, they would tell the stories of those girls who [...]
BTGeneration Blog
By Breakthrough Team // August 27, 2014
There is always news about Afghanistan on the Yahoo site and recently when I checked the site, a light blue title caught my attention. The news was [...]
BTGeneration Blog
By Breakthrough Team // August 27, 2014
One afternoon after Fershta and her sisters returned home from school, their father told them he had decided to sell them, one by one, by having them [...]
BTGeneration Blog
By Breakthrough Team // August 27, 2014
Afghanistan has many traditions that allow families to marry their daughters at young ages without their consent. For example, there is a tradition [...]
The marriage tradeoff
BTGeneration Blog
By Breakthrough Team // August 27, 2014
In the Daykundi province in the center of Afghanistan lived a woman named Rahima who had three sons and a beautiful daughter. Each day she kneaded [...]
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