Norina - Afghan from Iran  ·  Iran

I Just Want to Be Free

I had no rights, no freedom to choose my path.

Photographer by Christophe Mortier
Written by Twila Bird

I was an Afghan woman living in Iran. My parents fled to Iran in the late 1970’s, when their little town was taken over by the Taliban. I was born in Iran. As a woman, and especially as an Afghan woman living in Iran, I had no rights, no freedom to choose my path.

My family and I had to leave everything and flee again because our lives were once again threatened by the Taliban—even in Iran. Now I am an Afghan woman living in Germany.

I only want to be treated like a human being. I just want to be free and to live in peace and safety.

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