June 24, 2015 FWW Admin

Zahra A.   You and I, we are equal. Men of my society, The mullah who gives fatwas at the mosque, Who declares music haram And entices my brother and father To prevent me from education And you, who thinks That because I am a woman I must be silent,…

June 24, 2015 FWW Admin

Sitara Hamidi Life starts at this moment: The moment you choose To live on your own terms, The moment you choose To step forward, The moment you choose To fight for your freedom and your rights, The moment you choose To put an end to it all, The rumors and…

June 24, 2015 FWW Admin

Sana Arab Scream, woman. Scream your silence, Your throat And the quiet storm of death Soaring inside you. Call for freedom With the sound of broken pens And the wails of battered lips. Free your voice And don’t be afraid Not even a little bit Neither of their stones, nor…

June 24, 2015 FWW Admin

Nilofar Langar To all women for I love them Let’s believe in living freely, Laughing freely and crying unabashedly. Let’s believe in the words of love When they rise out of a coffin. Let’s light on fire the dried hay stacks of arrogance. Dance with me. Give me your heart’s…

June 16, 2015 Noorjahan Akbar

Noorjahan Akbar Most of my work and writings have been focused on atrocities and injustices against women in Afghanistan, but in this blog, I wanted to address a different kind of injustice. Recently an American journalist sent me the draft of her article about my work for editing. The middle…

June 16, 2015 FWW Admin

“Dreaming Freedom” by Roya Saberzada Tamana Azaad The first time I experienced harassment was when I was eight. I was standing by the bakery with my brother, who was also little. I was lost in my childish world when I felt a hand on my butthole….

June 16, 2015 FWW Admin

Painting by Roya Saberzada, 16 Omid Haqbin To be honest, I didn’t understand Afghan women’s problems till I got engaged. Before that, I was living in a family of men. I have three brothers and no biological sisters living with us. My mother is a traditional woman who believes that…

June 16, 2015 FWW Admin

“Scream” by Roya Saberzada Azada Faqiri About seven months ago, one afternoon I was walking out of a class I taught with enthusiasm and full of energy and headed home. On the way, I decided to stop by a super market to purchase somethings I needed….

June 14, 2015 FWW Admin

Farima Nawabi When I speak about street harassment, I notice the ears of men go red. I wish it was out of shame or fear of it. Women face many different kinds of harassment and abuse in our society: physical, sexual and or mental. I have often thought about how…

June 14, 2015 Hadisa Osmani

Hadisa Osmani A few days ago, I watched a man, who was about 20 years old; pinch a 10-year old girl’s bottom in public. When I defended her, the man looked at me and said, “Shut up, bitch.” One fight got loud and passersby noticed, but what was surprising was…

June 14, 2015 FWW Admin

Mustafa Raheal Poster text: The cause of street harassment is not in the way women dress, but in the way some men think. When I was in middle school, our Islamic Studies teacher always told us about the concept of Enjoining good and forbidding evil, however he only applied the…

June 14, 2015 FWW Admin

Wahida Mehrpoor Being harassed in public is a type of humiliation most women are familiar with. Many have felt the weight of its trauma on their shoulders every day. All the while, the majority of men are unaware of the social, mental and physical impact of street harassment on women….