sister-hood is an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage.


Zarlasht Sarsam Safy

I am a biomedical research analyst by profession, a woman rights activist and a writer. I write mostly about woman rights and national issues for the newspaper "8AM" Newspaper Afghanistan and "Freewomenwriters".

Queen Tarzi’s legacy

We have all seen them: black and white pictures of ‘liberated’ Afghan women in miniskirts walking through the streets of Kabul. They challenge stereotypical depictions of women’s oppression, and elicit a warm and nostalgic mirage of the old, ‘free’ Afghanistan….

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Hashtag feminism in Afghanistan

The global wave of feminism has engulfed Afghanistan. Urban cities like Kabul have seen sharp increases in campaigns geared towards reducing gender-based gaps in the employment and education sectors, as well as in sport venues, just to mention a few….

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