We are alive, but do not live

The meaning of life for us is complex, even in many times it ends without meaning. After passing years of war, still we are alive but do not live.


Comparing the lifestyle of an Afghanistan citizen with the west or other sides of the country is not an easy task or we can say totally different. Since there is no waiting for the present and future, life is passing meaninglessly. By ignoring the past years, the Bonn conference on Afghanistan (2002) brought a new face for the country. The process of stabilization and peace building has started and Mr. Hamid Karzai has been elected as Interim President, but he has lead the country for the last days of September 2014. Up to the date calling for peace is ongoing, the National Unity Government – NUG leads by President Ashraf Ghani and Executive Director Mr. Abdullah Abdullah always claims for a sustainable peace and security in the country, but people trust towards them has been reduced.


From the recent Kabul bombing which caused a large number of affected and mourned, to the fire on protesters in Kabul Rally, suicide bombers in funeral, and protesters’ tents on the roads are breaking news for media. It seems that killing of a human or a thousand doesn’t mean anything in here, hence people see themselves as a wolf in sheep's clothing. Although there is Uprising for Change, the time will judge the positive and negative aspects of it.


This is one side of the topic, another is highlighting the major community issues, which is turning off the light on people’s lives. Hardship, affliction, unemployment, and poverty are common problems. In addition, the human rights and its related laws and resolutions has a question mark (?) for people of the country, while they prefer traditional laws rather than enforcement laws, which makes barrier to access for justice.


Women and children as the first innocent victims of violence are influenced by harmful traditional of the society. The discrimination starts from a new baby girl, and it won’t end in her whole life. Underage and compulsory marriages are the similar examples of the ugly traditions which causes violence against women. Sexual harassments influence the physical and mental illnesses of women in the country. Child abuses and rape is on the red line, while this violence is mostly practiced in rooted areas. Therefore, access to the basic principles of human rights is a big challenge for people.


Meanwhile, corruption in the governmental institutions has affected numbers of youth lives, which causes their tendency toward the oppositions. Extremism on religious issues and violence is another point to address.


Although there are more achievements after the fall of Taliban, mentality and the mindset for the human value is still on the place. However, we Afghans are expecting for a better environment to live



Mohammad Elias Hatimi