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Afghan Women Speak: Stories from Inside Afghanistan

Afghan Women SpeakAs we RISE for freedom around the world, we launch V-Day’s newest blog series: Afghan Women Speak, Stories from Inside Afghanistan. The blog will amplify the stories and voices of Afghan women who can never be silenced as they share the reality of their lives on the ground. It is part of our ongoing RISING for and with the women of Afghanistan as we seek out ways we can directly help, and, as always, place emphasis on the fact that local women best know what their communities need.

Every day, the rights of millions of women in Afghanistan continue to be violated, stripped and threatened. Women currently have lost access to education, jobs, and multiple other freedoms, such as traveling without a male chaperone and utilizing public spaces like parks and gyms.

We believe the women of Afghanistan have the right to education, to travel, to freedom of movement, to jobs, to security, just having freedom to be able to breathe and be.

We cannot underestimate the power of our solidarity at this moment.

We RISE with you, our Afghan sisters.

You can support Afghan Women and families, DONATE to the Simeen Mobile Health Team today.


“We will die of hunger if he does not work”

Mar 24, 2020 3 Min read
I am an Afghan woman and my name is Dina (not real name).I would like to share with you a small part of Afghan families’ sorrow under the Taliban. I was walking on the street when I noticed a little boy around 10 years old cleaning cars. He was very dirty, tired, sad and hopeless. I went up close and started a conversation. I asked, “What are you doing on the streets during school hours? You should be in school, at least it

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Sania Speaks: A Young Woman on the Ground in Afghanistan Tells the Truth of Life Under Taliban Rule

Mar 4, 2020 4 Min read
Soon after the Taliban took power in 2021, they banned high school for girls. We already knew then, that sooner or later they will close universities as well, because naturally there will be no high school graduates to join the universities. And this is exactly what happened a few days back. The Taliban officially banned girls and women from attending universities and from working in national and international NGOs. In a matter of seconds, we lost everything we had worked for our entire

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To learn more about our past and ongoing work with women in Afghanistan, visit our archive of stories, campaigns and actions: