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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

The Afghan Women’s Writing Project is pleased to begin our participation for a fourth year in the global Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign from Nov. 25 through Dec. 10—International Human Rights Day.

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Latest Stories & Essays

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Oral Stories Project: Help Raise Our Voice

I love my daughters. I stand in front of my husband and I tell him, “Do whatever you want, but I just want one thing from you. Let my daughters go to school and study.”

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Cradle of Violence

What do we need to do to lessen violence in Afghan society? If violence ends, will there still be a country called Afghanistan?

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My Society Looks Like Jail to Me

In our society, despite the long years of war and the ongoing bomb attacks in our streets, it is our own people who are the main cause of violence against women.

Latest Poems

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Why Fear

I wanted to dance. Fear locked my feet and arms.
I wanted to shout back at men on the street.
Fear told me only bad girls talk back… don’t shame your family…

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Love You

My eyes don’t tell you I love you?

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For Our President

Be loyal, wise, and we
will support you through
all. You have given hope
to the eyes of the old,
the eyes of the child.

Latest AWWP News

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AWWP Event in Brooklyn on December 5, 2014

Brooklyn students collaborate with Afghan poets in The Passerine Project on Friday, December 5, at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies Auditorium.

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

The Afghan Women’s Writing Project is pleased to begin our participation for a fourth year in the global Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign from Nov. 25 through Dec. 10—International Human Rights Day.

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AWWP Reading in New York on Monday, October 20

AWWP Reading on Monday, October 20 at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY.

The Afghan Women’s Writing Project has been recognized by The Women’s National Book Association and the New York State Division of Human Rights.