AWWP NewsNews items posted by the Afghan Women's Writing Project, followed by an RSS feed for "Afghan Women."
AWWP Newsletters dating back to 2009 are listed on the right sidebar.
The work presented here represents just a few of the essays and poems written by AWWP writers in honor of International Women’s Day over the last several years. Please join our writers in celebrating IWD on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
Two AWWP writers survived a terrorist attack last month by armed gunmen at American University of Afghanistan. The August 24 attack killed thirteen people, including students, teachers, and security guards. The two girls tell their stories for AWWP here. AUAF remains closed since the attack.
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 7 October: We have added the sixth and final video to this series — “Who Says I Can’t Ride a Bike?” by Raha. Please click Read More to watch.
AWWP writers share with us many powerful stories of the mothers in their lives. This Mother’s Day, we will honor Afghan mothers by publishing new essays and poems written in their honor. You can honor the mothers in your life and help us support Afghan women writers with a special Mother’s Day donation.
“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
Join Us for an AWWP Benefit Screening of Acclaimed Documentary FRAME BY FRAME in Tucson, Arizona on April 9th!
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape—reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.
RSS for “Afghan Women”
- Women and war: after Afghanistan, there’s a chance to deploy gender-led approaches to conflict
- Feature: Afghans mark International Day of Peace, hoping to realize dream soon
- Morning Brief: NDA May Introduce Women’s Reservation Bill; Kalvari Delivered To Navy; Zardari …
- A female Marine officer is expected to graduate the Corps’ grueling infantry officer course
- In Afghanistan, preaching peace comes at a cost
- Sushma Swaraj & Afghan President discuss ways to boost strategic partnership
- German women on red-alert as police seek two migrants who raped a 16-yr-old girl
- Afghanistan– First Bakery Training Centre in Balkh Province Lead by Women
- Off the Beaten Course: GEN S 480
- Afghanistan: A Military Mission That Never Fails to Fail
- MEHWAR: National Network For Afghan Women Established
- What the US Military (Still) Doesn’t Understand About Afghanistan
- More than just a cookbook, Afghan recipes also helping Riverside County refugees
- Afghanistan Again?
- Afghanistan Again? The American Military’s Repetition-Compulsion Complex