#RaiseAPen, a Global Campaign for women and girls’ Right to Education in Afghanistan

MMM #RaiseAPen campaign to raise awareness for women and girls’ right to education in Afghanistan, originated at an event at the London School of Economics,  ‘Mobilising for sustainable peace in Afghanistan: a mothers’ campaign’. MMM co-organised the discussion with the LSE Civil Society Unit. This was the start of the conversation to support Afghan mothers in their call and highlight the importance of women’s and mothers’ voices at the peace negotiating table at a critical juncture in the country’s history.

Photo courtesy of Mothers For Peace

Exactly one year later, partnering with its associate members the Farkhunda Trust for Afghan Women’s Education and Mothers For Peace, Make Mothers Matter is joining forces with international personalities,  organisations and civil society  to mobilise the #RaiseAPen Campaign and take this call to the next level.

 

What is the #RaiseAPen campaign about?

#RaiseAPen answers the call of mothers in Afghanistan to safeguard and advance the right to education for their daughters at this critical juncture in their history. What mothers in Afghanistan want is for the international community to be aware that this right is endangered by current political uncertainties.

MMM, as part of its mission, is answering this call through the awareness raising #RaiseAPen campaign.

Objectives:

  • Amplify, in the local and international decision-making arenas and to the general public, the voices of Afghan mothers fighting to keep, develop and extend the right to education for women and girls
  • Draw the attention of decision makers at the global level (during peace talks and after) to the importance of women and girls’ education and ensure it is a top priority of any peace deal

The campaign supports women and girls’ right to education not only because it is a fundamental human right, but also because without education for ALL, sustainable development and peace is simply not achievable.

And ultimately, standing for girls’ education in Afghanistan is standing for girls’ education everywhere.

Photo Courtesy of Mothers For Peace

 

Latest News from the MMM #RaiseAPen Campaign

AFG Minister of Education raises her pen for Afghan girls: “Without education I would not have been what I am today”

28.11.20

Press Release - #RaiseAPen Campaign: Virtual high-level panel discussion of 25 November

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Together with mothers in Afghanistan for the right to education for their daughters

26.11.20

A look back at our online High Level Panel Discussion of 25 November 2020 - Event recording, highlights, how you can get involved in the #RaiseAPen campaign

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Invitation – Together with mothers in Afghanistan for the right to education for their daughters

12.11.20

Join our high level virtual panel discussion #RaiseAPen on November 25th 2020 16:00 Paris / 19:30 Kabul to hear international decision makers discuss the way forward.

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#RaiseAPen Campaign kicks off

12.11.20

Make Mothers Matter (MMM), backed by key global personalities and organisations, is kicking off the #RaiseAPen campaign with a strong mobilisation video, answering the call of mothers in Afghanistan for the con

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Mothers march with a pen

20.11.19

Our education campaign launches at the London School of Economics (LSE).

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