AWWP NewsNews items posted by the Afghan Women's Writing Project, followed by an RSS feed for "Afghan Women."
AWWP Newsletters dating back to 2009 are listed on the right sidebar.
Join Us for an AWWP Benefit Screening of Acclaimed Documentary FRAME BY FRAME in Tucson, Arizona on April 9th!
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape—reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.
Join us this International Women’s Day for an evening of Afghan poetry, musical performance, and visual arts with Blue Wings and the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. Refreshments will be served. All donations will support Afghan Women’s Writing Project workshops for women and girls in Afghanistan.
New York, NY – On Sunday, March 6th, women artists and writers join together to discuss art that engages the burqa, the head-to-toe veil worn by some Muslim women, by choice or by force. Co-hosted by OF NOTE Magazine, Pen and Brush, and the Afghan Women’s Writing Project (AWWP), this event begins at 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 29 East 22nd Street New York, NY 10010. Reservations may be made via Eventbrite.
On Friday night AWWP poet Hajar and singer-songwriter Eleanor Dubinsky debuted their new song “The Station” at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. We’re still walking on air. The house was packed. The music was gorgeous. And the songwriting collaboration blew us away. Thank you to all of you who joined us for this very special evening. We will share a video of the song when it’s ready.
AWWP Poet Marzia will make a guest appearance via Skype at the Clarkston High School Voices for Change poetry slam on Friday, January 22nd at 7 p.m. This is the second year Marzia has participated as a guest reader. The slam, co-produced by sisters Madeline and Olivia Maday, will feature twenty Clarkston High School students selected to perform their work. Proceeds will go to the Afghan Women’s Writing Project.
RSS for “Afghan Women”
- Denied education, Afghan girls at risk of exploitation, warns Kailash Satyarthi - The Hindu
- Oregon woman's family visit to Afghanistan turns into harried evacuation - oregonlive.com
- Greene: Hope for Afghanistan lies with its women, not with our leader | Ottawa Citizen
- Pakistan calls for engagement with Taliban in Afghanistan as West highlights concerns of abuse
- Taliban replace ministry for women with one restricting them | Region | tribstar.com
- Taliban replace Afghanistan's ministry for women with office meant to restrict them - CP24
- Taliban replace ministry for women with one restricting them | National News | normantranscript.com
- Taliban replace ministry for women in Afghanistan with one restricting them - USA Today
- Taliban replace ministry for women with one restricting them - FOX2548 & WIProud
- The Latest: Pakistani PM to prod Taliban on inclusive govt - Spectrum News
- The Latest: Bombs Kill at Least 3 in Eastern Afghanistan - US News
- The Latest: Taliban replace women's government ministry - The Washington Post
- The Latest: Pakistani PM to prod Taliban on inclusive govt - WSLS 10
- The Latest: Taliban replace women's government ministry :: WRAL.com
- Girls excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan - Yahoo News