She left Afghanistan with her children during the Taliban years. When Afghanistan’s situation improved in 2002, she returned in 2003. The community where she used to live was very poor, consisting of former government employees. She started teaching young girls to knit and created an association in order to get bigger orders, helping everyone involved to earn a living. Aziza, Sahar, and her sister Beheshta are very grateful to her. The most recent shipment of baby booties sent to the Gendercide Awareness Project were knitted by Soraya, Aziza, Sahar, and Beheshta.
Soraya has always been a vocal advocate for women’s rights. We are so proud to have baby booties from this remarkable woman and her equally remarkable young colleagues!