Terry Glavin, supported by the Canada-Afghanistan Solidarity Committee and the Funders Network for Afghan Women, visits Afghanistan to write stories about human rights activists, young lawyers, women building alliances of entrepreneurs, teachers, soccer players, anti-poverty activists and other unsung heroes trying to piece society together after 30 years of war.
In This Series
The Story behind the Afghan 'Heroes' Stories
Terry Glavin on his effort to chronicle a war-wracked nation's rebuilders.
Makay Siawash, Unsung Hero
Every month in Afghanistan another 60 are killed or wounded by mines. She cares for the survivors.
Zabi Majidi, Rebuilding the Heart of Kabul
After decades of war, much of the old city of Kabul has been reduced to rubble. This architect is helping bring it back to life.
Mohammed Ishaq Faizi, Afghan Rights Pioneer
Can sharia law be reconciled with international human rights law? This legal activist is working on it.
Afza Hosa, Mother to 29 Afghan Orphans
In a nation where two million children are without parents, she found her calling.
Yasameen and Raziea, Afghan Soccer Heroes
They dared to do what Canadian girls can do every day: kick a ball and strive to be great.
Sohaila, Idealist in a Land Driven Mad by War
Where two out of three suffer post-traumatic stress, the need for her therapy never ends.
Pursuing His Slain Cousin's Calling, Journalism
At 21, Baktash Muqim accepts the risks. In Afghanistan, professional reporters are under constant threat.
She Dodged Prison to Help Poor Women Read
Shamsia Sharifi opened a secret school, until two teachers were caught and jailed by Taliban.
Out of Their Cellars, into Business
Meet Mah Jan, Sharifa, Mahbooba and Marzia. In post-Taliban Afghanistan, they're proving the liberating power of microfinance.
'I Am Not Scared to Come to Canada'
Majabeen, an orphan teen in Kabul, has a plan. Study medicine here, then 'come back and support my Afghan people.' Last of a series.