1. A 15min Portrait on Noorjahan


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    Gap Bezan was a project that profiled Individuals who spoke out regarding social issues in Afghanistan. They held governmental Institutions accountable and demanded for Change. Noorjahan is one of those individuals who in Kabul, with the help of many other women, set up the group YOUNG WOMEN FOR CHANGE. Currently so many young women are coming together and creating awareness, opening up environments where education / aspirations can be brought forth. 2012.

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    • Solidarity For Women's Rights Defenders in Afghanistan


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      This film follows the brave work being carried out by 'Young Women for Change', an organisation based in Afghanistan. Comprised of young women and men, they are taking a stand against human rights abuses and are empowering women to take part more actively in society, throughout a country destroyed by conflict. Their amazing work has influenced young Amnesty International activists to stand in solidarity with them here in the UK. Direction & Photography - Paul Redman Producer, Sound & Editor - Tim Lewis Executive Producer - Laura Francis Music - Chris Zabriskie http://www.amnesty.org.uk/afghanistan http://www.youngwomenforchange.org/ http://chriszabriskie.com/

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      • Afghanistan: Young Women For Change


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        Tabasum is a member of the Afghan activist group, Young Women for Change. The group speak up for women's rights in Afghanistan, despite facing violent threats and harassment, in a society where violence against women is endemic. Amnesty student activists supported Young Women for Change at our 2012 Student Conference. Watch to find out how they got on, taking the Young Women for Change message to the streets of London. Support our campaign for Afghan women's rights at www.amnesty.org.uk/afghanwomen

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        • Hollaback! Philly presents: an interview with Noorjahan Akbar - Afghan women's rights activist


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          Recently designated as the most dangerous place in the world for women by a TrustLaw survey, Afghanistan has dominated headlines in the US for over a decade. One of the centerpieces of the justification for our invasion and occupation of Afghanistan has always been the issue of women’s liberation, but sadly the promise of maintaining a safe atmosphere for women has often been ignored by decision-makers determining the future of Afghanistan and the American presence there. Additionally, widespread conservative attitudes and the creeping influence of the Taliban have made walking the streets a daily battle for every Afghan woman. But even in spite of these enormous challenges, there are many rays of hope. Young Women or Change is one of these. Founded last year by Afghan women, for Afghan women, it has already begun organizing women and men in the capital of Kabul, and will soon be spreading to other areas of the country. In addition to campaigning for women’s rights in the most difficult of circumstances, and providing on-the-ground assistance to those most in need, the young women who make up the membership of YWC recently held the very first march against street harassment in Afghan history. Being a daily reality and struggle for all women in Afghanistan, street harassment is naturally one of the biggest issues that YWC addresses and confronts. Noorjahan Akbar, one of the co-founders of YWC, spearheaded the recent anti-harassment initiative. She is currently a sophomore at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, but returns to Afghanistan regularly to continue the work that started simply as an idea she shared with fellow Afghan activist Anita Haidary last year. Ms. Akbar, in spite of her young age, has for nearly a decade been very active in campaigning for human rights, women’s freedom, and the preservation of Afghan cultures. I recently had the opportunity to sit down and speak with her about her work with Young Women for Change, as well as her take on the pressing issues facing women both in Afghanistan and here in the United States. For more information on Young Women for Change, visit their facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/ywc.af For donations, please go to: https://www.wepay.com/donate/youngwomen4change Edit: at 14:45 Ms. Akbar accidentally misquotes a statistic about women in education. The real statistic is that 40% of students are women, not that 40% of women are going to school.

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