Featured Stories & Poems

Peace Shouts

I know war, I see it every day
I see it in daylight and even in dreams
it’s a red color, it’s so cheap

british patrol

Forgiveness: A Prose Poem

They talked and talked and sold me.


A World of Luck

I would have the world of luck
in my foolish pockets.

two women under a blue sky

Latest Stories & Essays


Debating the News

I like to read the news online during the day while I am at work, and then at night I watch Tola TV news at home.


Culture Shock: Pet Vaccines and Bikinis

Seeing whole body tattoos was shocking. What if the design gets boring next year? Or what if a man’s wife does not like it?


A Glass of Wine

Big questions remained in my mind: Why do people drink wine? How does a man feel afterwards? How does it taste?

Latest Poems


Mrs. Beautiful and Mr. Nice

I have to hear you man!
I am not a mistake
Of course I make a mistake
You too. We are human.


My Father My Hero

For the daughter, her Dad is the first hero—
the man who never cheats her, the man who trusts her,
and gives everything without regret.


Afghan Woman

I walk into a room—the darkest room.
A man is there. Who is he? I wonder.
He is not the one of my dreams.

Latest AWWP News


Oral Stories Project 6: Ramadan (July 2014)

In this sixth feature in our Oral Stories series, AWWP writers went into the streets of Afghanistan’s major cities to gather the stories of poor and illiterate Afghan women during this holy month of Ramadan, which began on June 27th.


Oral Stories Project 5: Maternity and Childbirth in Afghanistan (July 2014)

Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world, according to the World Health Organization, whose statistics show one in eleven Afghan women die from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Who is to blame?


Afghan Runoff Election

Voters in Afghanistan return to the polls on Saturday, June 14, 2014 to cast ballots in the runoff election between two men who seek to become president for the next five years.

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.