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October 11, 2015

Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge has long been a goal of mine but for some reason, I’ve never done it.   My excuses have included “it’s too far away from my hotel” or “it’s would require me getting up too early” or “it will take too much time”.   Finally Women for Afghan Women gave me a reason that I couldn’t resist – help raise money for our organization.  So on a beautiful, crisp October morning, I finally walked over t...

March 17, 2015

OK, so I had such a great time on my second trip to Afghanistan that is will be hard to describe, but I will try.  On this trip we not only spent time in Kabul but also had the opportunity to travel to Mazar-i-Sharif.    Mazar-i-Sharif is a short but somewhat treacherous flight on Kam Air (an Afghanistan airline) over the snowy mountains of Afghanistan.  Wendy joined me on this adventure and we both got to travel with ama...

October 10, 2013

We hit the ground running once we arrived in Kabul.  Everyday was filled with eye opening experiences at the various Women for Afghan Women (WAW) programs followed by dinners with human rights activists, documentarians, political appointees and even the Ambassador from India!  Suni, one of the founders of WAW, made sure we met everyone.

 

Our first two days were spent at the Children’s Support Center (CSC) interviewing...

October 3, 2013

OK, I must warn everyone that this will be a series of posts because there is just to much to say at one time about Afghanistan and Women for Afghan Women. I'll start with… I have wanted to go to Afghanistan ever since I saw a report from Diane Sawyer about the conditions women and girls were facing under Taliban rule following 9/11.  I talked about wanting to go, but had no idea really how to do it.  Afghanistan seemed s...

August 20, 2012

We have been trying for several months to catch up with Sunita Viswanath, one of the co-founders, of Women for Afghan Women (WAW) and today was the day for that call.  Since we last spoke they have been extremely busy lobbying, educating and helping Afghan women both here in the United States and Afghanistan.  This isn’t our first blog about her organization but they continue to do such impressive work we just had to give...

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