World Refugee Day Events
Afghanistan

“I Married when I was Ten-years-old”

Now I am alone, living in a tent here in Greece.

Bahar
Bahar
Bahar, Afghanistan

Written by Twila Bird

Photography by Lindsay Silsby

I married when I was ten-years-old. My Husband was Iranian; I am from Afghanistan. We were married for 40 years and didn’t have any children. After he died, his family didn’t want me because I am from Afghanistan. I wasn’t allowed to stay in my house or get money from the bank. Now I am alone, living in a tent here in Greece.

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