“Don’t let anything stand in your way”: An Afghan girl’s message to her peers

As my assignment in Afghanistan was coming to an end, I found myself reflecting on two years in this beautiful and troubled land. If there is a common theme from my many missions and discussions, it’s the strength, resilience and selflessness of women here. The mothers and grandmothers and daughters who remind me, in so many ways, of the inspiring women in my own family. Recently, I interviewed a ...