Editor’s note: AWWP writers in Afghanistan have begun collecting oral stories from women in Afghanistan, in particular women who are illiterate and cannot write their stories themselves. The women’s stories are recorded, transcribed, and translated into English by our writers and then edited for publication. Simultaneously, the AWWP staff in Kabul has produced a radio broadcast centered on these oral stories and on the topic of widows’ rights under the law and Islam.

Oral Stories Project 1: Widows (March 2013)

  1. An Interview with Mena, Whose Husband Went off to War
  2. Shakila: A Life to Tolerate
  3. Gulchehra: Something That Happened When I Was Young
  4. Friba: The First Wife
  5. Manizha: A Stepdaughter’s Tale

Oral Stories Project 2: Education (July 2013)

Oral Stories Project 3: Women in Business (September 2013)

Oral Stories Project 4: Love and Forgiveness (November 2013)

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

Oral Stories Project 6: Ramadan (July 2014)

Oral Stories Project 7: Gender Violence (December 2014)

Oral Stories Project 8: Human Rights (February 2015)

Oral Stories Project 9: Our Daily Lives (April 2015)

Oral Stories Project 10: Women Under Burqa Talk About Women’s Rights (September 2015)

Oral Stories Project 11: Illiterate Afghan Women Tell the Impact of Discrimination in Their Lives (April 2016)


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