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 Executive Director Position

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We are sorry to announce that Richelle McClain, who has stepped up to every challenge flung her way as AWWP co-Executive Director, is moving on at the end of the month.

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.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

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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

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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

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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

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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.

2000 Tales Told in Poetry and Prose

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Talk about ending with a bang! AWWP writers finished the fiscal year by submitting the 2,000th piece of writing since AWWP’s first workshop in 2009. That makes for 2,000 essays and poems describing first-hand experiences as Afghan women.

Teenage Writers Workshop, September 2014

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Teenage girls in Afghanistan are often caught in a conflict between fear of repressive traditions and brave hopes that their country’s postwar future will improve for women.