Twice We Were Poisoned at School
It is my wish to resume my education.
Editing by Twila Bird
Photography by Lindsay Silsby
My sisters and I were in secondary school in Afghanistan but our community leaders were not satisfied with this. They say girls have no right to study or work or protest. Twice we were poisoned and our mother had to take us from school to the hospital. After that she kept us home because of the insecurity. She brought us out of Afghanistan to go to a better country where we can continue our studies and live in security. It is my wish to resume my education.
Our team members obtain informed consent from each individual before an interview takes place. Consent forms are translated and explained in the individual’s primary language. Individuals dictate where their stories may be shared and what personal information they wish to keep private. In situations where the individual is at risk and/or wishes to remain anonymous, alias names are used and other identifying information is removed from interviews immediately after they are received by TSOS. We have also committed not to use refugee images or stories for fundraising purposes without explicit permission. Our top priority is to protect and honor the wishes of our interview subjects.