In Afghanistan, the disabled find they have a voice

Like many Afghans with similar disabilities, [Amina] Azimi fretted over her future, knowing the hardships she would face in a country where the disabled are often discriminated against in schools and the workplace. That is, when they can find a job.

“After it happened I thought I was useless and the rest of my life meaningless,” she says, recalling the attack some 15 years ago during the height of the Afghan civil war.

Today, Azimi, 26, has found a purpose: She uses the radio to boost the fortunes of people with disabilities in a country where prejudices against such people are ingrained in the culture and the number of disabled people has grown significantly because of three decades of near-constant conflict.

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One comment on “In Afghanistan, the disabled find they have a voice

  1. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Sadly with unexploded mines and ieds there are only going to be more disabled children and adults around.