Afghan Women’s Writing Project | Welcome My Baby

When I was born no one was happyNo one smiledNo one said, “Welcome my baby,Welcome my sister.”Why? What is my sin?I am a human, a girl.A woman is brutally beatenon the street without reasonA girl is slanderedStoned by the peopleA woman is forced to have illicit relationsoutside of her marriage.She cannot defend herselfA man burns his wife’s bodyNo one defends herWhy? What is her sin?I can’t be silent.I can’t accept that.I want to say, “Welcome my babyWelcome my sister.” By Manizha

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