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Women for Afghan Women

Honoring Manmeet Bhullar on Guru Nanak's Birthday

Sunita Viswanath | Posted 12.01.2016 | Religion
Sunita Viswanath

Not long ago we lost a great Sikh man, a public servant who lived the egalitarian and altruistic principles which define Sikhism -- Manmeet Singh Bhullar. Forever helping others, Manmeet died in a car accident while going to help a friend.

Women for Afghan Women Inspires Us to Do More for Gender Equality

Murali Balaji | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Murali Balaji

More than 15,000 women and girls have been helped through the organization's efforts, and more importantly, they have become a voice for women who otherwise have been silenced or marginalized due to pressure from or stigmas within their own community.

Taking Charge of the Media - Amplifying the Stories of Afghan-American Teen Girls

The Advice Project | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
The Advice Project

Because of the bombardment of negative media images, it's not enough to throw only a few positive images and examples of powerful women into the mix. We must talk about those images with girls.

A Story About the Importance of Educating Afghan Girls in Afghanistan and... New York?

The Advice Project | Posted 09.14.2014 | World
The Advice Project

Women for Afghan Women is fighting an uphill battle. Last year, violence against Afghan women increased 28%. But WAW's work is critical, and betters not only the safety and health of women in both the States and Afghanistan, but assists them - one at a time - often in seemingly small but very important ways.

Correcting the Record on Ann Jones

Ann Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ann Jones

I must take exception to the unprofessional attack lodged against my integrity by blogger Melissa Roddy on the story of Aisha, the mutilated young Afghan girl pictured on a TIME magazine cover.

Women's Rights In Afghanistan Depends On Where One Lives

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Stuart Whatley

Conditions in Afghanistan are acutely compartmentalized. Reports from one village can be bright and optimistic while another locale is rife with atrocities towards women and girls.