November 15, 2015 FWW Admin

Artwork by Roya Saberzada Mahbooba Mufid Panah It was 1998, during the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, when I learned I had become a woman. I learned that I had to wear a burqa like my mother and older sister and I that was not allowed to leave the home without a…

October 30, 2015 FWW Admin

Fatima Ashoori Girl: Move with all your might. Do not waver if you feel small. Do not wonder if they consider you human or not. Love what you have in hand, For love is the way to grow. Let love be your habit, Not your relationships. It does not matter…

October 27, 2015 FWW Admin

Hosnia Mohseni My land: The most dangerous place for me. The landscape, the hills, and every rock in this land is a witness to me pain. For being born a woman, I have been given a sentence. For me, being a woman has been being in chains, Being tortured, And…

October 27, 2015 FWW Admin

Ateka Afzali My world ends at the walls around my house. I see beyond these borders from the windows. When I look at the clear blue sky, The power lines break it into pieces And draw around the doves of my freedom. I cannot touch the green trees, Or sit…

October 27, 2015 FWW Admin

Neelab Hakim A friend gifted me a decorative mask. It was the smiling face of a woman painted blue as beautiful and clean as the sky with green lines as pure as nature and cheeks that stood out with an endless smile. Its eyes shined as if it was hiding a…

October 8, 2015 FWW Admin

Hosnia Mohseni This world belongs to me too. The streets are mine too. Believe me: I am tired. I am tired of stepping behind your steps. Let me walk next to you. I am tired of being called the second sex. I am tired of being referred to as “half-brained.”…

October 8, 2015 Shabana Stanekzai

Shabana Stanekzai Girl, You only have today. Maybe when you wake up tomorrow Your school will be burned And your black uniform and white scarf Will be drowned in the well of never-ending miseries. Stand up! Girl, hurry. Maybe tomorrow they will have made you a sex slave. Do not delay….

October 1, 2015 FWW Admin

Roya Habibi If you are a woman, they judge you. They scrutinize your every smile, Your face, which you didn’t choose, Every strand of your hair Which dares to fly out of your scarf Without taking notice of those Who seek their faith in your body, Your spirit and your…

August 12, 2015 FWW Admin

I know you are afraid When I stand tall and proud, when I speak up. You get angry. You call me an “infidel” Because you are afraid. But why? I am a woman and you a man. We both have a place here. I am not here to occupy yours….

August 6, 2015 Shabana Stanekzai

Shabana Stanekzai The woman was waiting for the reluctant sun to rise. Her entire body was in pain and her tear burned her face like drops of acid. She closed her eyes and waiting for sunlight though she knew that closing her eyes would not ease the pain she felt…

August 6, 2015 FWW Admin

Artwork by Roya Saberzada   Angiza Karimi Scream your existence. You are a human. Say it loud: My eyes are not sinful. My heart is not deceitful. My words are not unchaste. My hair does not lead to fitna.* My hands are not corrupted with blood….

August 6, 2015 Hadisa Osmani

Despite being far from the capital city and not having enough resources and facilities, Sare Pul was secure. One of the things that gave people hope was this that students could go to school without fear, however the last month the city has changed drastically in this regard. People’s peace…