For more than twenty years now, I’ve been a journalist in foreign news, writing on everything from politics to earthquakes and wars. My particular passion has been human rights, especially women’s rights – those voices from the grassroots which all too often go unheard.
When I think of Afghanistan, for example, I think of the pitifully young, angry teenage girls I met in a prison in Helmand Province in Afghanistan a few years ago. The main media focus was on the war raging around them. But these girls had been convicted of so-called moral crimes, allegations which often amounted to another person’s word against theirs. Continue reading