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

 

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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.

Update 26 August: We have added three new videos to this series — “I Want to Be a Boy” by Freshta B.; “Graduation Day” by Najwa; and “My Grandma” by Negina. Please click “Read More” to watch.

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A short documentary about AWWP in Kabul

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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.

Update 26 August: We have added three new videos to this series — “I Want to Be a Boy” by Freshta B.; “Graduation Day” by Najwa; and “My Grandma” by Negina. Please click “Read More” to watch.

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