No Education Leads to Risk of Child Marriage

Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com On March 23, 2022, the first school year here in Afghanistan, I was excited about returning and eagerly looked forward to seeing my classmates and teachers again. I along with other students showed up bright and early only to find the doors closed and armed Taliban guards. My heart sank. …

Taliban Restrictions & Assignments

"What's the matter, Honey?" Dushan asked Chioma. "Remember how I told you that I really wanted that assignment on the latest Taliban restrictions on Afghan women?" "Yes." "Well, Lydia decided to send Josh, one of our male reporters instead." "Did she tell you why she decided to send him instead of you?" "She said that …

Brody Blows Off Steam

It was still raining and he was still fuming over his run in with Kalisha. He couldn't believe that she was engaged to Professor Warren. Why didn't the professor mention that when he saw him? Had it slipped his mind? No, that wasn't likely. Perhaps, they hadn't made the announcement public as yet. Kalisha was …

Silenced, For Now

Image from Wall Street Journal Last night, we watched a documentary on Zohra, Afghanistan's first all-women orchestra named after the Persian goddess of music and made up of girls and women between the ages of 13-20, from a Kabul orphanage, was created in 2010 as a symbol of freedom from Taliban rule. I was truly …

In Sanaya’s Memory

It was love at first sight for me when I saw her walking towards me.  It was a blind date.  I don't usually go on blind dates, mind you, but for some inexplicable reason, I went on this one and man, was I glad I did. She had to be the most beautiful girl on …

The Reunion

Bob and Carol watched as thousands of lanterns floated across the calm sea.  While honeymooning, they heard about Hawaii's annual Memorial Day celebration honoring loved ones who died while serving in the military. While Bob videotaped the event, Carol lit her lantern and cast it off.  It was in memory of her brother, Dave who …

Women for Afghan Women Video

I recently got an email from Women for Afghan Women (WAW) featuring a video.  The video is produced by Leslie Knott and narrated by Dan Rather.  It shows the impact of WAW in Afghanistan.  "I believe it makes an excellent case for the work of WAW, and will inspire many to support our work" says Manizha …

Polio Vaccines

I was appalled when I learned of the Nigerian women who were gunned down because they were giving out polio vaccines.  They were killed by gunmen suspected of belonging to a radical Islamic sect shot and killed at least nine as they took part part in a polio vaccination drive in northern Nigeria on Friday, …

SUMMIT of Women Leaders that Care

I got this email today and wanted to share it with you. A Celebration of Women TM presents... SUMMIT of Women Leaders that Care  "WOMAN of ACTION: Key to Equity, Justice and Peace " Saturday, March 24, 2012 10:00am until 5:00pm, networking & meet the Speakers until 7PM A Celebration of WomenTM is a global organization born to celebrate …

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