20Being A Free Spirit In Afghanistan
Play is essential for child development. Since toys and sports have no gender, girls in Afghanistan are not worried to reveal their athletic skills and enthusiasm. As a matter of fact, volleyball is a wonderful sport which balances individual and team skills all at the same time.
It’s interesting to mention
that some families in Afghanistan raise their girls as boys. Similar to the popular gender-neutral parenting in the West, bacha posh is a practice (popular in Afghanistan and Pakistan) in which a girl is raised as a boy. According to nationalgeorgraphic.com, this gives girls access to education, independence, and travel.