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.

2000 Tales Told in Poetry and Prose


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


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.

Oral Stories Project 6: Ramadan (July 2014)


In this sixth feature in our Oral Stories series, AWWP writers went into the streets of Afghanistan’s major cities to gather the stories of poor and illiterate Afghan women during this holy month of Ramadan, which began on June 27th.

Oral Stories Project 5: Maternity and Childbirth in Afghanistan (July 2014)


Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world, according to the World Health Organization, whose statistics show one in eleven Afghan women die from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Who is to blame?

Afghan Runoff Election


Voters in Afghanistan return to the polls on Saturday, June 14, 2014 to cast ballots in the runoff election between two men who seek to become president for the next five years.

Bring LA and Kabul Together in Poetry and Song


Maryam Zar previews the AWWP fundraiser at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 18th in the Huffington Post.

AWWP Reading in Ridgewood, NJ on April 7th


A selection of poems, essays, and stories by participants of the Afghan Women’s Writing Project will be read by audience members, AWWP staff and volunteers, and special guests. AWWP believes that to tell one’s story is a human right, and this work testifies to the bravery of Afghan women and to the power of their words. Author and AWWP founder Masha Hamilton will also read from her latest novel What Changes Everything. Admission is free.