AWWP NewsNews items posted by the Afghan Women's Writing Project, followed by an RSS feed for "Afghan Women."
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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 trafficking in twin cities goes on unchecked
- Afghan Women and Violent Extremism
- Escalating conflict along Pakistan-Afghan border threats peace talks
- Afghanistan Bakery Raising Hopes
- Filmmaker follows Afghan women in secret marathon
- Afghanistan: Grenade attack kills 11 members of Afghan family
- US Consul General Rachel Cooke brings experience to International Women’s Day
- Lecture and Documentary on Representation of Muslim-American Women in Fashion, Feb 23.
- FOUR MILLION Afghan men could flee to BRITAIN and across Europe, Sir Michael Fallon warns
- DCW comes to aid of asylum seekers, questions functioning of foreigner registration agency
- The DCW takes up plight of vulnerable Afghan woman ‘silently deported’ despite threat from the …
- UN-backed radio campaign focuses on women’s rights in Afghanistan’s south
- Alberta filmmakers inspired by Secret Marathon
- Letter: ‘Rights’ talk rings false to many women
- Boxers debut with Beauties at Gage Gallery