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.

Our Sons on the Field

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How perfectly they played,
so calm and courteous and disciplined,
people from all religions on the playing field.

A Tale of Two Teenagers: Malala and Anisa

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My heart breaks; my eyes weep; my body is burned out for our Afghan girls who are losing their lives in the fight for girls’ rights in Afghanistan.

Malala’s Courage

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Malala’s story made me think about all the girls living in the Taliban-controlled areas of Afghanistan who can’t go to school—places like Ghazni, Helmand, Kandahar, and Uruzgan.