On this page, you will hear the many voices of support both from within Afghanistan and internationally, for Afghan women and girls and their call for a continued right to education at a critical moment in their country’s history.
It is only through our collective endeavors that our noise can be loud enough to be heard.
According to Staffan de Mistura, Former UN Special Envoy to Afghanistan, the MMM #RaiseAPen Campaign relaying the call of Afghan mothers “comes at a critical moment for Afghanistan. There can be no sustainable peace in the country without education for all, but most importantly, education for women and girls who represent 51% of the population”.
In this interview, Roya Mahboob, Afghan entrepreneur and philanthropist & CEO of Digital Citizen Fund, stresses the importance of educating girls: “I believe education is an engine for regional development, peace and prosperity. Girls have the same right to education as the boys”.
In this video Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, reminds us: “Never underestimate the power of the book; never underestimate the power of the pen”.
In this interview with MMM, Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director General of Education, reminds us that “Girls’ education not only leads to a better future for her, but it leads to a better society for all of us”.
In this video, H.E Rangina Hamidi, the Minister of Education of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, tells MMM: “It is my responsibility to make sure that all the little girls in this country who have a dream of becoming educated don’t get their dreams snatched away from them”.
In this video Rahela Sidiqi, Founder & Director Farkhunda Trust for Afghan Women’s Education, MMM associate member and campaign partner talks about the importance of continued education for women & girls in Afghanistan.
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.
Press Release - #RaiseAPen Campaign kicks off.