Writing began for me as an escape from my burqa, an escape from my most painful moments. – Pari


Four brand new AWWP videos!
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AWWP Writers Create Powerful Videos with StoryCenter’s Silence Speaks

We now proudly share with you our cooperative project with StoryCenter’s Silence Speaks initiative, launched to further amplify Afghan women’s voices by use of video storytelling. By presenting their personal stories as recordings accompanied by their own imagery, we believe these brave women’s voices will touch viewers deeply.

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A short documentary about AWWP in Kabul

Welcome to the Afghan Women's Writing Project


Since 2009, AWWP has helped hundreds of Afghan women and girls tell their stories.

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What Is AWWP?

Founded in 2009 by Masha Hamilton, AWWP supports women’s human right to tell their own stories.

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