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March 25, 2016

The book is out!  For a year we've been waiting for the Bush Institute to finish and release the book "We Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope".  We were lucky enough to attend the book launch at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on International Women's Day.  The evening featured Mrs. Laura Bush in conversation with Razia Jan (who is featured in the new book) and moderated by Greta Van Susteren.  It was particularly fun...

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...

May 29, 2015

Congratulations to Women for Afghan Women (WAW) as they celebrate 14 years of service to Afghan women, families and children in the United States and Afghanistan.   Unfortunately work in Los Angeles prevented us from attending the Gala in person, but we were definitely there in spirit.  Theatre for Humans was proud to help with Gala preparations and to have written, directed and produced the WAW video “Afghanistan Moving...

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...

February 18, 2015

Can’t believe I’m getting the chance to go back to Afghanistan this year. It was totally unexpected but Women for Afghan Women (WAW) has asked us to help create a short video showing their work and the progress women have made in the last 10 years. I talk about WAW all the time but for those who don’t know, Women for Afghan Women is an amazing organization that provides life saving services to women, families and children...

October 15, 2013

It has taken a while to write this because I couldn’t quite find the words to talk about the remarkable women I met at both centers.  Before leaving for this trip I had heard how horrific it can be for women in Afghanistan and thought I was properly prepared for what I was going to experience and the women I would meet.  What I have learned is that no matter what you read or see on the news, nothing prepares you for meeti...

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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