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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence


Check this space every day from now until International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10 to find new poems or essays by AWWP writers for 2014’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence global campaign.

AWWP Reading in New York on Monday, October 20


AWWP Reading on Monday, October 20 at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY.

Two Essays Chosen for UN’s International Day of the Girl


The United Nations chose two powerful essays by AWWP teens to include in the third annual International Day of the Girl Child celebrations in New York.

International Day of the Girl 2014


October 11, 2014 is the third annual International Day of the Girl Child. The Afghan Women’s Writing Project is supporting this United Nations-sponsored celebration with poems and stories written for this day by our writers.