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

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 that they…

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….