“My dream was to go to school”

My name is Kobra and is 38 years old. I was born in a religious family who was very fanatic about his religion.
My dream was to go to school and get started studying and getting to learn to write and to read. But it was not common in my family that a girl should educate herself. But my mother was a strong woman so she helped me without my dad noticing it and neither my relatives.

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“My mother is sick and needs me”

My name is Yalda and I’m 29 years old. I was born in Iran, but my parents are from Afghanistan. 2 years ago I came to Sweden.

Iran is my country of birth. I was born in Mashad, a city bordering Afghanistan. But I do not know anything about Afghanistan because I’ve never been there.

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“Rania worked as a teacher at the University of Aleppo”

We lived a very normal life before the war, with our daily routines. I worked as a teacher at the University of Aleppo. When the war began, I continued to work as usual until the situation in the country became even worse. I began to be afraid. My daughter’s school was across the street, but I was afraid to send her away.

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