On International Women’s Day, Activists Around the World RISE for Freedom

Published: 7 March 2024 > Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo

One Billion Rising events are taking place and will continue through 22 April, Earth Day with the 2024 theme: RISE for FREEDOM, Be the New World. Rising Freedom Festivals are 1-2 days in length, including theatre, music, poetry, songs, painting, murals, workshops, massage, storytelling, oral histories, testimonies, drumming, planting, talks,…

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Our Sisters in Afghanistan RISE for Freedom

Published: 19 February 2024 > Afghanistan

Our RAWA sisters in Afghanistan are Rising for Freedom amidst devastating conditions. We stand in awe of their voice, their bravery and their solidarity with activists rising across the globe. Here is their statement that they have asked us to share with you: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of…

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Urgent Update from our RAWA (Revolutionary Association Of The Women Of Afghanistan) Sisters

Published: 13 October 2023 > Afghanistan

RAWA relief team in the earthquake affected areas of Herat On October 7, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale shook several districts of Heratو the Western province in Afghanistan. These villages belonged to the poorest and most destitute farmers, daily waged workers, and displaced families…

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Simeen Mobile Health Team Visit the Herat and Farah Provinces in Afghanistan

Published: 9 December 2022 > Afghanistan

Last month, the Simeen mobile health team visited the Herat and Farah provinces in Western Afghanistan, which are considered some of the most remote and war-torn districts bordering Iran. The team explained that “the women and children of these regions carry the heavy burden of war, poverty, illiteracy and ignorance.”…

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The Simeen Mobile Health Team Visits the Logar and Parwan Provinces

Published: 18 October 2022 > Afghanistan

Amidst increasing need, the Simeen mobile health team continues its work. Last month, the team visited the Logar province and the Parwan province in northern Afghanistan. They spent time in communities living in politically volatile conditions, subject to sporadic invasions and fighting caused by the Taliban. Most community members have…

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“The girls I taught in Kabul were Afghanistan’s future. The Taliban has taken that away.”

Published: 14 April 2022 > Afghanistan

– New Piece in The Guardian by Shikiba, a Teacher at City of Knowledge Photo: Afghan teachers protest against the Taliban’s closure of classes to older girls. Photograph: EPA/The Guardian As we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth and activate worldwide, we continue to find ways…

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Afghanistan Update: Reports from Women on the Ground; Support a Mobile Health Team

Published: 18 February 2022 > Afghanistan

As we RISE for the Bodies of All Women, Girls & the Earth and activate worldwide, we continue to find ways to RISE for and with the women of Afghanistan, to share the reality of life on the ground, and ways we can directly help. VIDEOS FROM WOMEN ON THE…

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New York City Rises For and With the Women of Afghanistan, Attracting Changemakers From Diverse Backgrounds (by JA, Activist/Writer)

Published: 20 October 2021 > Afghanistan

New York City Rises For and With the Women of Afghanistan, Attracting Changemakers From Diverse Backgrounds By JA, Activist/Writer and founder of Young Feminists and Allies (YFA), Inaugural Vitual Chapter for National Organization of Women (NOW) On a warm autumn day in New York City, activists gathered outside the United…

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Why I as a Black Woman Should Care About Afghanistan

Published: 20 October 2021 > Afghanistan

By Evangeline Lawson Evangeline Lawson is a southern California-based writer and content creator. You can learn more about her and her work at 25 September was a typical cloudless, azure-skied day, but oddly quiet on a Saturday afternoon on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The bar-hopping crowd had yet…

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New Short Film – RISING FOR AND WITH THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN Global Day of Action 25 September

Published: 19 October 2021 > Afghanistan

When the US pulled out of Afghanistan, a coalition of groups and activists spent much time talking with our sisters on the ground in Afghanistan. In the spirit of our work and always taking the lead from women on the ground, we asked them what they most needed and they…

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