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AWWP Writers' Work to be Available in Digital Library for Educators

Kabul, Afghanistan, 8 March 2016 – The Afghan Women’s Writing Project (AWWP) and the Darakht-e Danesh (DD) Library have partnered to make a collection of original writing by Afghan women and girls available through the DD Library’s www.darakhtdanesh.org platform in Afghanistan, which is used by teachers and others seeking learning materials. The articles by AWWP writers will be in Dari, Pashto and English. The collection is launched today, on International Women’s Day, in Afghanistan.

Afghan women are concerned that, as the withdrawal of US troops nears, their gains of the last 12 years will be sacrificed in a peace deal with the Taliban, or that they will simply be forgotten. The international community, particularly the US and Europe, must not let this happen.

By Samina Ahmed, Op-ed contributor / November 12, 2013
Christian Science Monitor
Islamabad and Kabul

UNAMA
27 October 2013 – Over 200 women’s rights and civil society activists marched today in one of the busiest and most crowded areas of the capital, Kabul, to raise awareness about sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls in public places.

July 2012

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) welcomes the recent announcement  from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for renewed Canadian support to development in Afghanistan, focused on supporting women and girls.

Behind the depressing news from Afghanistan are women achieving healthy social change, says an international journalist with wide experience in conflict zones all over the world.

Award-winning journalist and Order of Canada recipient Sally Armstrong, who splits her time between Toronto and Saltspring Island, will speak at the First Metropolitan United Church tonight at 7 on the effect of decades of war on Afghan women.

For the last nine years, the Students 4 Change group at George McDougall High School has been fundraising for Afghan women, and this year was no different....

By Marie Pollock — Senior Reporter

http://www.airdrieecho.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3501329

For the last nine years, the Students 4 Change group at George McDougall High School has been fundraising for Afghan women, and this year was no different.

CW4WAfghan urges Canadians to continue to stand in solidarity with the women and girls of Afghanistan.

Afghan Women Face an Uncertain Future With Courage and Determination
by Lauryn Oates, Projects Director CW4WAfghan

When Lauryn Oates started raising money to send women in Afghanistan to school, she wasn’t sure they would ever emerge from the underground classrooms that kept them hidden from the threat of the Taliban.

By Rebecca Lindell, Global News

May 31, 2011

http://www.canada.com/life/Afghan+women+fear+setbacks+troops+withdraw/4869342/story.html

Mariam Sadat is one proud woman. She’s proud to be Afghan, proud of her country’s progress in the last decade, and proud of the famouxsly good fruits and nuts that grow from Afghan soil.

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