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Ghori girl on her way to US Congress: Who is Zainab Mohsini?

Ghori girl on her way to US Congress In the midst of my daily scrolling of social media while looking for the latest Afghan developments, I came across a tweet from a friend who wrote that Zainab Mohsini, a first-generation…

US Peace Deal with the Taliban: An Ethnic Dimension

Akram Gizabi The US deal with the Taliban has had several dimensions but one dimension that is overlooked is the ethnic or tribal one. All sides involved in promoting the deal, have had an element of the ethnic contribution that…

They Are Thriving After Years of Persecution but Fear a Taliban Deal

KABUL, Afghanistan — Daoud Naji was a student in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif during a massacre of members of his ethnic Hazara minority in 1998. He remembers digging tunnels to hide terrified families during a Taliban killing spree that left…

Hazara people are very talented, hardworking and resilient, if the opportunity is available to them, they can succeed and thrive

Hazara people are very talented, hardworking and resilient, if the opportunity is available to them, they can succeed and thrive

I want to be a role model for Hazara people and let people of the world know who we are and how much we have suffered.

I want to be a role model for Hazara people and let people of the world know who we are and how much we have suffered

From the day I entered school, because I was one of few Hazara, I faced consistent discrimination.

Fatima, 67 When armed extremists entered her Hazara community, Fatima had to leave with only two of her children. Separated from the rest of her family, they went from house to house, living in other people’s homes out of one…

We share our stories but we want to know how our stories will help our situation.

Hassan*, 64 It was while Afghanistan was still under communist rule in the 1970s and 1980s that Hassan first feared for his safety. His uncle and cousin were captured by the regime – even today, he is still unsure of…

Hazaras are talented. This pain helped us to grow…we are not what they think.

Nasrin, 30 Nasrin’s family fled to Iran in the 1980s following persecution in Afghanistan. As a refugee, Nasrin faced regular harassment. “Hazara people are distinguished based on their appearance, so we get targeted a lot,” Nasrin explains. She notes that…

I had to make a decision to go to jail, die, or leave Afghanistan.

Mirza*, 35 For decades, Hazaras faced laws and rules that dictated their livelihoods. For Mirza*, he knew this struggle too well. “We couldn’t get an education, couldn’t get a better life,” he says. Mirza grew up in Pakistan, but in…

I hope to give more opportunities to those who don’t have the opportunity to be Canadian. To make this beautiful home their home too.

I hope to give more opportunities to those who don’t have the opportunity to be Canadian. To make this beautiful home their home too

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