Every day, more and more Afghan women are losing freedoms we take for granted, including the fundamental right to tell one’s own story. In this time of shrinking rights for our writers, we need your help more than ever and are extending our Freedom to Tell Your Story campaign, which started on June 15, until August 15, 2011. Please make a donation to bring more Afghan women’s voices to the world through their writing.

All donors will be entered in a drawing to win gifts from authors and artists from around the world. Any amount is welcome, but we suggest a minimum of $20 for this special campaign. These writers—in Kabul, Herat, Jalalabad, and Mazar—need your support. Thank you!

Or you may send your donation to
AWWP
P.O. Box 212
Jericho, VT 05465-0212

All proceeds go toward our Project activities, which include:

  • The AWWP Internet café and salon in Kabul
  • Our new Dari workshop and Pashto oral history project
  • Expanding AWWP in Herat
  • Ongoing mentoring and coaching in online workshops
  • The online journal

Help spread the word!

The bloggers and e-publications listed below are helping publicize our campaign. If you are willing to help, please contact rachel@awwproject.org for the specifics. We’ll list you here as well.

Thank you to all our generous partners!

Take a look through this great list of giveaways, and donate today for your chance to be a winner.

JEWELRY etc.

Beaded Bracelet
hand-embroidered by Afghan women
Donated by the Khaled Hosseini Foundation
Fabric Bracelet
hand-embroidered by Afghan women
Donated by the Khaled Hosseini Foundation
Bookmark
hand-embroidered by Afghan women
Donated by the Khaled Hosseini Foundation
Swarovski Crystal Ankle Bracelet
Dawn Felauer Duffy, Artist
This delicate, hand-made Swarovski crystal ankle bracelet features a silver snap clasp. Designed by Dawn Felauer Duffy for AWWP donors, this piece will make any ankle look elegant.
Swarovski Chandelier Earrings
Dawn Felauer Duffy, Artist
Designed especially for AWWP donors
Pearl Earrings
Stacie Lederman, Artist
These beautiful earrings feature fresh water pearls, sterling silver and Swarovski crystals. Stylish, but simple enough for everyday use, they were designed by Stacie Lederman especially for AWWP donors.

 

DVD

The Fruit of Our Labor: Afghan Perspectives in Film
www.csfilm.com

Ten short films providing an unseen view of Afghan women, men and children addressing the challenges in their lives with perseverance, humor, patience and courage. Made by Afghans during a documentary training provided by Community Supported Film, these films provide a fresh perspective beyond the relentless battlefront coverage in the Western media.

COMPACT DISCS

Come Sunday Morning
Alarn Feiles
Signed by artist
www.arlanfeiles.com
Razing a Nation
Alarn Feiles
Signed by artist
www.arlanfeiles.com
Oli Rockberger
The Oli Rockberger Band
Signed by artist

olirockberger.com
Hush Now
The Oli Rockberger Band
Signed by artist

olirockberger.com
Mr. Barrington
Oli Rockberger
Signed by artist
olirockberger.com
Sunrise on Avenue C
James Maddock
Signed by artist
www.jamesmaddock.net
Wake Up and Dream
James Maddock
Signed by artist
www.jamesmaddock.net
Beautiful Mistake
Aaron Comess
Signed by artist
www.aaroncomess.com
Pajama Party
The Cat’s Pajamas
www.howlinrecords.com/theband.html
Every Sinner Has a Future
Doctors & Dealers
www.doctorsanddealers.com
Queen’s Hotel
John Wort Hannam
www.johnworthannam.com
Live from the Left Coast
David Jacobs-Strain featuring Bob Beach
www.davidjacobs-strain.com
America’s Waiting
John Flynn
www.johnflynn.net
Two Bit Suit
John Wort Hannam
www.johnworthannam.com

BOOKS

The American Story: One Hundred True Tales from American History
Jennifer Armstrong; illustrated by Roger Roth
Signed by illustrator
www.rogerroth.com
Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women who Write
Gayle Brandeis
Signed by author
www.gaylebrandeis.com
Delta Girls
Gayle Brandeis
Signed by author
www.gaylebrandeis.com
The Language of Light
Meg Waite Clayton
Signed by author
www.megwaiteclayton.com/
In the Shadow of the Lamp
Susanne Dunlap
www.susannedunlap.com
A Visit from the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan
Signed by author
jenniferegan.com
Star of the Week: A Story of Love, Adoption and Brownies with Sprinkles
Darlene Friedman; illustrated by Roger Roth
Signed by author and illustrator|
www.darlenefriedman.com/
The Camel Bookmobile
Masha Hamilton
Signed by author
www.mashahamilton.com
31 Hours
Masha Hamilton
Signed by author
www.mashahamilton.com
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini
Signed by author

www.khaledhosseini.com
The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini
Signed by author

www.khaledhosseini.com
Afghanistan 1970-1975: Images From an Era of Peace
Photographs by Joseph Hoyt

Signed by author, www.imagesofafghanistan.com
Donated by the Khaled Hosseini Foundation www.khaledhosseinifoundation.org/
Pictures of You
Caroline Leavitt
Signed by author
www.carolineleavitt.com
My Half of the Sky
Jana Mcburney-Lin
Signed by author
www.myhalfofthesky.blogspot.com
The Last War
Ana Menendez
Signed by author
anamenendezonline.com
Government Girl
Stacy Parker Aab
signed by author
stacyparkeraab.com
Disappearing Ingenue: The Misadventures of Eleanor Stoddard
Melissa Pritchard
Signed by author
www.melissapritchard.com
My Ruby Slippers: The Road Back to Kansas
Tracy Seeley
www.traceyseeley.com
Cost
Roxana Robinson
Signed by author
www.roxanarobinson.com
Dreams of Joy
Lisa See
Signed by author
www.lisasee.com
Saving Fish from Drowning
Amy Tan
Signed by author
www.amytan.net
Silent Exodus: Portraits of Iraqi Refugees in Exile, photographs by Zalmai
Donated by the Khaled Hosseini Foundation www.khaledhosseinifoundation.org