"Mothers are the people who rock the baby in one hand and rock the world in the other.” Single mum Zahra loved her job working as a TV anchor in Afghanistan. But in August 2021, everything changed.

Her family had to flee Afghanistan, and they became refugees in the UK.

With support from the International Rescue Commitee, Zahra and her children are rebuilding their lives and her dreams are as strong as ever. She is determined to work as a journalist in the UK and continues to advocate for women’s rights. Read more about Zahra's story.

The IRC's UK programme Refugee Integration in Southeast England (RISE) is part-funded by European Union’s Asylum Migration and Integration Fund and Khalsa Aid International