#RaiseAPen Campaign Partners & Supporters

We cannot thank them enough for their backing and support


Our civil society partners in Afghanistan

This campaign would not be what it is without the active commitment of two associate members of the MMM Network, the Farkhunda Trust for Afghan Women’s Education and Mothers For Peace. They have been instrumental in mobilising mothers and in getting the support of the very people that can help realise a better tomorrow for Afghanistan.

Afghan and international personalities

  • H.E Rangina Hamidi, Minister of Education I.R of Afghanistan
  • Rahela Sidiqi, Founder & Director of Farkhunda Trust for Afghan women’s education
  • Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director General of Education
  • Najat Maalla M’jid, UN Special Representative on Violence against Children
  • Dr. Koumbou Boly Barry, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education
  • Ambassador Mohammad Wali Naeemi, Deputy Permanent Representative of I.R of Afghanistan to the UN
  • Habiba Sarabi, Member of the Peace Negotiating Delegation I.R of Afghanistan
  • Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
  • Staffan de Mistura, former UN Special Envoy to Afghanistan
  • Mary Kaldor, Professor of Global Governance and CEO of the Conflict Research Program, IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Rima Salah, former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and Chair of ECPC
  • Roya Mahboob, Afghan entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Dr Sima Samar, Afghan Woman’s & Human Rights advocate


“UNICEF is proud to support your work to help ensure that every girl in Afghanistan can realize her right to education – particularly the most marginalised girls. Education is one of the best investments we can make in a girl’s future, and translates into social and economic prosperity – for girls themselves, and for countries recovering from COVID-19.”

  • Permanent Delegation of Afghanistan to UNESCO
  • Save Our Future, a global education initiative supported by key organisations around the world
  • Hélène De Beir Foundation
  • Early Childhood Peace Consortium
  • MenCare, a Global Fatherhood Campaign
  • Wellbeing Economy Alliance, a global collaboration working to transform the economic system
  • White Ribbon, a global movement to engage men and boys in the prevention of gender-based violence



Latest News from the MMM #RaiseAPen Campaign

Work, education & political participation is every afghan woman’s right


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.

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Afghan faces and voices of courage


August 15th saw the collapse of the Afghan government and a return to power by the Taliban. At MMM, like much of the rest of the world, we were shocked at the speed with which change came about.

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#RaiseAPen campaign passes important milestones at European Parliament


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.

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


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


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


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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