#RaiseAPen Voices for Afghan Women & Girls

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.

Roya Mahboob, Afghan entrepreneur and philanthropist

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”.

Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

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”.

Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director General of Education

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”.

H.E Rangina Hamidi, Minister of Education I.R of Afghanistan

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”.

Rahela Sidiqi, Farkhunda Trust for Afghan Women’s Education

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.

Other Interviews Coming Soon

  • Staffan de Mistura, Former UN Special Envoy to Afghanistan
  • Najat Maalla M’jid, UN Special Representative on Violence against Children
  • Rima Salah, Former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and Chair of ECPC
  • Dr Sima Samar, Afghan Woman’s & Human Rights advocate
  • Habiba Sarabi, Member of the Peace Negotiating Delegation I.R of Afghanistan

 

Latest News from MMM and its Network

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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