“The Afghan Women’s Writing Project offers a way for Afghan women to have their stories heard, creating an online connection to other women, girls, and schools in a celebration of the written word. “
To Tell One’s Story is a Human Right
Afghan Women’s Writing Project and “Setting the Stage” for Women’s Education in Afghanistan
Education Committee Working Group Program
March 29th, 2014
Three impressive presenters shared their passion and support for educating Afghan women and girls at the special teleconference sponsored by the working group on education on March 29, 2014.
Hally Siddons, from the Canadian Federation of University Women, reprised the CSW58 parallel presentation, offering facts and figures, along with practical suggestions on ways to improve literacy and access to education in Afghanistan.
Dianne Rummery, another Canadian federation member, provided historical background and outlined some of the current work being done by University Women helping Afghan Women, a group furthering the mission of the Canadian Federation. She encouraged WG-USA members to partner with Hands Across the Border, promoting the benefits of grassroots efforts on a shoestring.
Lori Noack, director at the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, introduced members to a new, vibrant, and inspirational way for WG-USA members to become involved and support the voice and empowerment of Afghan women and girls. The Afghan Women’s Writing Project offers a way for Afghan women to have their stories heard, creating an online connection to other women, girls, and schools in a celebration of the written word. To learn more about this project, visit their website at http://www.awwproject.org.