AWWP NewsNews items posted by the Afghan Women's Writing Project, followed by an RSS feed for "Afghan Women."
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The Afghan Women’s Writing Project is pleased to participate in the global Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign from Nov. 25 through Dec. 10—International Human Rights Day.
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
RSS for “Afghan Women”
- Afghanistan Must Include Women in Talks And Reintegrate Refugees – Or Pave the Way for ISIS …
- Taliban Releases Afghan Fighters Captured on Turkmen Border
- UN: Afghan Peace Talks Offer Glimmer of Hope
- Peace Should Not Put Human Rights At Risk: EU Envoy
- Weighing the Costs of War and Peace in Afghanistan
- Women break barriers in Afghanistan
- Nevada Women’s Film Festival returns for its fifth year this weekend
- Uncle Joe Is Ready to Run the World
- The Last Great Diplomat Of The 20th Century Has A Lesson For Future Democratic Presidents
- EU Denies Afghan Women A Place at Peace Talks
- East Bay women are ‘firsts:’ Transgender judge, African-American DA, Afghan city councilwoman
- Afghanistan– No female doctor in 2 Daikundi districts: Residents
- No female doctor in 2 Daikundi districts: Residents
- Afghan Refugee Scales Summit of Women’s Football
- Meet Afghanistan’s First All-Female Orchestra – Zohra