I really would like to draw the future with the image I have in my girlish world. My Afghanistan with its high mountains, its big deserts and its green meadows. With boys and girls in schools. With men and women working together. Parents with their children in courtyards and streets. Grandmothers and grandfathers having evening assemblies outside the houses. Peasants in the fields with their kettles of green tea. Real peace, again, in my Afghanistan.
Afghan journalist Rahel Saya collected for Gariwo stories of women struggling against oppressions. "Future, as peace, is an unknown word in Afghanistan. Today, in my country, everything that can be the voice of my women and people is doomed to be rejected. But, as an Afghan woman, I stand by all the women of my country and, if possible, I will continue this struggle with my pen and ink".