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”
- Taliban Slaughter Elite Afghan Troops, and a ‘Safe’ District Is Falling
- Torkham Residents Appeal To Govt To Provide Schools
- Library set to host talk on Afganhi women marathoners
- Afghan pilot writes touching letter to wife of slain mayor from Utah
- Afghan pine nut farmers’ hopes fly on new air cargo corridor to China
- Afghan pilot writes touching letter to wife of slain Utah mayor
- President acknowledges promotion of Daikundi to 2nd grade province
- At Moscow conference, Taliban refers to itself as the “Islamic Emirate” 61 times
- England’s only female Afghan barrister sacked because client wanted a white man
- Taliban, Afghan envoys meet for talks in Moscow
- Russia Hosts Taliban In Moscow…1980s Payback?
- Female Afghan barrister ‘sacked in favour of white man’
- Taliban join Moscow talks to kick start Afghanistan negotiations
- How service in Afghanistan reminded me that voting is awesome
- Comment: Women were protectors and role models in Afghanistan