Free Women Writers


Free Women Writers is a collective of writers and students working for gender equality and social justice in Afghanistan. Visit our website for empowering stories, poems, and more:

  1. Gender Based Violence
    Always a Survivor

    This powerful poem is written by Zahra Wakilzada - a sophomore in high school, an aspiring writer and poet, and…

  2. Refugees
    I Survived for a Reason

    By an anonymous writer from Afghanistan My parents wanted a son, My birth disappointed them. A few weeks after I…

  3. Sheroes
    Five Afghan Women Who Made History

    These brave Afghan women will not be forgotten.

  4. Gender Based Violence
    Why Do Afghan Women and Girls Write Despite Threats?

    From their homes to the streets to social media, Afghan women and girls are threatened for simply raising their voices…