In Afghanistan, the non-governmental organization Plain Ink is attempting to distribute basic information to the mostly illiterate population regarding health care, women’s rights, kitchen safety and communicable diseases, using comic books with no words. It is important to note, each page should be read right to left.
Underage marriage The comics, which are to be read right to left, address women's rights, including underage marriage. Selene Biffi, founder and executive director of Plain Ink, worked on creating this comic for the United Nations Population Fund Afghanistan (UNFPA), during her six-month stay in Afghanistan. On this page, a father and his two sons sit down for a meal to discuss the potential for an arranged marriage. Plain Ink Buy Photo