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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  • Women's rights in Afghanistan
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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.
    10/9/2018 - 3:55 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.
    10/1/2018 - 12:30 pm | View Website
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