Free Women Writers, a nonprofit in Afghanistan, strives to foster a shift in thinking about women in a nation rife with gender-based violence. It has published poems, memoirs, and articles written by more than 140 women and creates scholarships for women with the proceeds.

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  • Afghan women writing for their rights | indy100
    Akbar, who was featured in Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women of the World for her advocacy work, says she wanted to use this book to raise awareness of gender equality among Afghan women – who rarely have access to feminist literature – but also among men who wish to join their fight.
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  • News and Updates – Free Women Writers
    News and Updates . Afghan women write their own stories to fight for gender equity July 17, 2018, Christian Science Monitor. June 2018. Thanks to a partnership between Spark News and Hashte Subh Daily, Free Women Writers’s work was covered by dozens of global newspapers during Day of Impact Journalism. We are so inspired and encouraged.
    11/23/2018 - 8:42 pm | View Website
  • Fighting Gender-Based Violence: Afghan Women’s Voices
    Free Women Writers works to decrease violence against women by highlighting the stories of women who have overcome and those who continue to resist and fight it. We write to say that gender-based violence is not normal or acceptable and that we will no longer silently tolerate it.
    11/18/2018 - 12:06 pm | View Website
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    In Afghanistan, gender inequity and gender-based violence remain widespread: In 2016, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission investigated 5,575 cases of violent crimes against women, noting that most cases go unreported. A 2009 United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan report found that women participating in public life face threats, harassment, and attacks.
    10/10/2018 - 5:38 am | View Website
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