The Truth Behind Hijabs
Hijabs are worn by many Indian women as a symbol of modesty and privacy. They come in a multitude of colors, oftentimes very bright and sometimes even with jewels. They are generally worn around men who are not in the immediate family and are used to cover the neck, head, and parts of the face to maintain modesty.
The term means “screen,” or “curtain.” Generally, the women wearing these head scarves do so out of their own desire, though others feel forced into it because of religion – there are all kinds of different views on the wearing of such.
Afghanistan Is Finally Working To Fix Their Polio Problem
An Afghani woman holds her child up during a vaccination campaign in Kabul. The Ministry of Public Health, alongside UNICEF and WHO (the World Health Organization) worked together to launch a vaccine campaign to ensure every child under the age of 5 in Afghanistan was vaccinated for Polio.
The campaign lasted for four days and aimed to vaccinate 9.5 million children, including those without homes. Polio is a crippling disease that many young people cannot live through. Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two countries who still have an issue with Polio, but thankfully they are finally fighting against it.