The work presented here represents just a few of the essays and poems written by AWWP writers in honor of International Women’s Day over the last several years. Please join our writers in celebrating IWD on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
I am not writing this letter to remind you what you did. I have a big heart, and I have forgiven you already. But I want to tell you that I have decided I will not sign the slavery contract again.
Most men in Afghanistan think a woman’s mind cannot understand computers.
I closed my eyes and tried to imagine good days for Afghan women. I couldn’t think of anything.
President Ghani says he supports women and wants to provide equal opportunity for girls to continue their studies in rural areas, but this year not one girl from Paktia province was permitted to take the university entrance exam.
Maya Angelou once said, “I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on my own side.’’ She is absolutely right.
Editor’s note: Mahram is the word used for a man who guards a woman from the world outside her home.
I feel sorry for you when I remember all your struggles, all your efforts, and all your thoughts that were for me and only for me. I remember how embarrassed you were when you discovered that I had heard the voice of another Man.