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.

Our Sons on the Field


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.