An AWWP First! Please Support Our Campaign

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Now you can show your support for Afghan women and their free expression any time you leave the house. For a donation of $50 or more, a brand-new, first-ever AWWP tote bag will be yours!

Afghan Women’s Poetry and Visual Art Event at the Corcoran in Washington, DC

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AWWP in collaboration with the Corcoran Photojournalism Program presents an Afghan poetry reading and visual art event on Saturday May 16, 2015, from 1pm-4pm at Armand Hammer Auditorium of Corcoran School of Arts & Design, 500 17th Street NW, Washington, DC.

Mother’s Day 2015

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This year, the Afghan Women’s Writing Project invited the mothers of our writers in Kabul to our offices and Internet café for women to celebrate International Women’s Day.

2015 Campaign for AWWP

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We owe so much to our mothers. As you decide how to honor the special women in your lives, consider making a donation in their names to the Afghan Women’s Writing Project.

When Silence Is Not An Option: AWWP Writers Inspire at Nassau Community College in New York

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On March 9th, AWWP writers Marzia and Mahnaz spoke to students at Nassau Community College as part of NCC’s Women’s History Month program. They wowed the crowd with their writings and their remarks regarding the status of Afghan women as well as their hopes for the future.

Her Force Lives On: Afghan Women Bear Witness to Farkhunda’s Murder with Poetry

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As we begin National Poetry Month in the United States, we offer this powerful piece from Stacy Parker Le Melle, who shares the poignant work of poets from the Afghan Women’s Writing Project (AWWP), a program that helps women and girls write about their lives and dreams.

Masha Hamilton: Amplifying the Voices of Afghan Women

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AWWP founder Masha Hamilton profiled by AWWP mentor Liz Titus in Ms. Magazine.

AWWP Event in Arlington, VA, on March 20, 2015

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The Girl Up Club of Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, presents their second “We Will Rise” production on Friday, 20 March, 2015. See the flyer for details.

Winter in Afghanistan

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In Afghanistan, wintertime can be as beautiful as it is cruel. AWWP writers tell of privations, but they also share sparkling stories of love, family togetherness, special foods, and—in Mahnaz’s “The Heartwarming Winter in Afghanistan”—writing in the night.

AWWP Event in Brooklyn on December 5, 2014

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Brooklyn students collaborate with Afghan poets in The Passerine Project on Friday, December 5, at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies Auditorium.