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

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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.

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Afghan Women Speak Out About Terrorism in Their Country

In this space each month we will publish new opinions, essays, and poetry by our writers in Afghanistan as part of our 2016 campaign titled Fighting Violent Extremism. In this campaign our writers explore and report on the conditions imposed by these terrorists in their provinces and their country today—and the prospects they see for peace in this decade.

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A short documentary about AWWP in Kabul

Afghan Women’s Writing Project wishes all a blessed month of Ramadan


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Sharing My Heart’s Sound: Afghan Writers Praise AWWP

“I remember in 2011 when I first heard of AWWP, I felt that a door had opened for me to reach my dream. AWWP is like an open notebook and each page expresses the dreams of a different hero-woman. AWWP lets women raise their voices even from behind the burqa, and shows that we can start to bring change, equality, and democracy. Who knows? Our writing might change our lives, and not only ours, but those of the people who read our work.” –Nasima

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