The Role of Women during Periods of Political Change

Dear Friends you are invited to the following event: I am very honored to be representing the women I have met in Afghanistan and speaking of my experiences. April 28th | 6:30 pm Join us for a Panel Discussion International Perspectives: The Role of Women during Periods of Political Change  In light of the recent Russian/Ukrainian conflict in Crimea, the Fellows are hosting a…

News Update!

Dear Friends, I seem to tell myself that I am going to make entries on a more regular basis and then time passes. Now I will catch you up, dear readers, with my latest activities. First during from September 22 to October 28th I have had 50 images at The Basset Gallery at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, a wonderful gallery in…

Returning to Afghanistan

I thought I would include this shot taken in France  while I was traveling with a colleague for work to let you all know that Afghanistan is not the only place I travel.  That said I will be returning Monday to Afghanistan for a month. I have been writing lately of our efforts to build a well in Mir Taqi Shah, a village south…

The Well Has Been Built!

Dear friends, The exciting news is that the well was built in Mir Taqi Shah in June in time for the planting season.  Fahima Vorgetts, from Women for Afghan Women and the Afghan Women’s Fund wrote in her most recent Newsletter of her  experiences in June. “In Mir Taqi Shah we dug a well for irrigation and clean water with the help and sponsorship…

Well is being built!

Two days ago I received a short email from Fahima Vorgetts our “on the ground” project coordinator. I wish to share what she has to say: I am in Afghanistan. Went to Mir Taqi Shah ["our" village] twice so far.  The well has started to be built.  I am starting literacy classes for women. Yesterday, went and took school supplies for 300 women and…

Fahima Vorgetts Returns to the Capital District

Women Against War is bringing back Fahima Vorgetts to speak at more Capital District locations. Please come hear Fahima talk about the impact of the US military occupation and her development work in Afghanistan – including the Afghan Well Project to bring clean drinking water & irrigation to the village of Mir Taqi Shah, for which Women Against War is raising the needed $10,000….

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