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Activities

In Her Hands

The documentary tells the story of Zarifa Ghafari who became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest to ever hold the position, showing her life in Afghanistan in the months that preceded the takeover of the country from the Taliban on August 15th 2021.

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News

Parwana Ibrahimkhel Najrabi

By Somaia Valizadeh   Parwana Ibrahimkhel Najrabi lives in Stuttgart today. A 23-year-old woman is leading a protest with a group of Afghan women’s rights

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Tamana Zaryab Paryani

Report and Interview by Suhaila Sama   Tamana Zaryab Paryani is a young voice from Afghanistan questioning common narratives. Since August 2022, Paryani has lived

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Movies

The Istanbul based association Diyalog in cooperation with the
International Media Support (IMS) started in August 2022 the Kite
Runner activities in Istanbul. 2023 the program will continue with language courses, film screenings, digital storrytelling lab, a working group for female journalists and much more.

Digital Storytelling

Sessions May 10th and 11th

This week we will have Hasti Poodforoosh as our guest at the Women Working Group online on May 10th at 5 pm and at the Storytelling Lab on May 11th at 5 pm at Postane, Istanbul and online.

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Working Group for Women Journalists

Maryam Soltani

  Women are deprived from Healthcare by the Ban on Female Students A report by Selsela Imamzadeh Maryam Soltani was a medical student at Khatam

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Afghanistan: Burial Ground of Women’s Hopes

Simin and Parvin live on the Barchi road west of Kabul. It is the place where the two young women have grown. Most of them are middle-class and from the Shiite minority of the Hazara, but likewise, they are poor when it comes to income.

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The Ban on Beauty

By Maela Sanmartin (Text) and Homaira Afghani (Drawing)   Progressive closings have made the streets look emptier, and even women’s faces have been covered with

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My Pencil Fights Injustice

I remember being between 7–8 years old. We had a tiny black-and-white TV. One day, a show about the life of a Palestinian cartoonist named Naji Ali was shown on TV. Every scene of his life seemed to overlap with mine, which impressed me greatly…

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Return To Zero

As a child Shokria was a “Bacha Posh”, a girl that was supposed to appear and act like a boy. Anyway, allthough of all this hardship she found her path, but got suddenly back to zero forced by the Taliban.

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