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.
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.
#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.
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.
UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM reasserts the importance of every woman and girl 's economic, social and cultural rights and calls for the international community to mobilize.
Our campaign, aimed at supporting Afghan women’s pressing request to a continued right to education, passed two important milestones at the European Parliament recently.
Press Release - #RaiseAPen Campaign: Virtual high-level panel discussion of 25 November
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
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.