Afghan Child Bride Traded to Pay Opium Debt

Afghanistan’s opium trade impacts the daily lives of Afghans like nothing else, says Fariba Nawa in her book “Opium Nation.” In this excerpt she shares the story of Darya, a girl who was sold into marriage to settle an opium debt.

Afghan Women Debate the Terms of Their Future

Afghan women agree that they should play a role in the rebuilding of their country. They are divided, however, on what role Islam should play in the new nation–integral to the new government or a belief system guiding a secular state.