AWWP Writers Create Powerful Videos with StoryCenter’s Silence Speaks

AWWP Writers Create Powerful Videos with StoryCenter’s Silence Speaks

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.

Sharing My Heart’s Sound: Afghan Writers Praise AWWP

Sharing My Heart’s Sound: Afghan Writers Praise AWWP

“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!

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.

Join Us for Art of the Burqa on March 6th in New York City!

Join Us for Art of the Burqa on March 6th in New York City!

New York, NY – On Sunday, March 6th, women artists and writers join together to discuss art that engages the burqa, the head-to-toe veil worn by some Muslim women, by choice or by force. Co-hosted by OF NOTE MagazinePen and Brush, and the Afghan Women’s Writing Project (AWWP), this event begins at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 29 East 22nd Street New York, NY 10010. Reservations may be made via Eventbrite.



AWWP’s Hajar and Eleanor Dubinsky Shine with Their New Song “The Station”

AWWP’s Hajar and Eleanor Dubinsky Shine with Their New Song “The Station”

On Friday night AWWP poet Hajar and singer-songwriter Eleanor Dubinsky debuted their new song “The Station” at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. We’re still walking on air. The house was packed. The music was gorgeous. And the songwriting collaboration blew us away. Thank you to all of you who joined us for this very special evening. We will share a video of the song when it’s ready.