#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


  • 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



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