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Photo print fundraiser in support of women journalists in Afghanistan

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

Like many, I have been following the recent events unfolding in Afghanistan. I have mostly been feeling sad and powerless while thinking about how badly the Taleban takeover has affected our Afghani sisters' hard-won rights from the comfort of my home where I enjoy peace and freedom.

It's easy to get cynical and think that throwing money at something so huge and tragic doesn't do anything to solve the problem, but the reality is that women journalists in Afghanistan are facing persecution and may need to leave and settle elsewhere in order to rebuild their lives. And that requires money.

Please consider amplifying this cause and supporting “Journalists for Afghanistan,” a photo print fundraiser launched by Network of Women in Media, India. Not only are the images beautiful, but they also bring us closer to a reality that for us is unimaginably frightening. All proceeds will go towards helping these brave and talented Afghan female journalists so they can continue to use their voice and tell their stories. The stories we all need to hear.

Photo credit Farzana Wahidy

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