Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Meena - the Founder of RAWA (1956-1987)

A short biography of
Martyred Meena
founding leader of RAWA


I've been meaning to add to my list of heroines the brave women who formed the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) and keep it going despite death threats and assassinations. I was just reminded of it because my good friend Marc Herold's new book is being advertised on their website (in Spanish) at http://rawa.org/marc_book_es.htm

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Extraordinary Lives (from the BBC news website)

The extraordinary lives of Iraq's women

It is not often that we get to hear the personal stories of ordinary Iraqi women living under occupation. Earlier this year, however, eight women were asked to record their daily lives in a series of photo diaries.

The extraordinary results of the Open Shutters Iraq project are now being exhibited in central London.

Here are two of those photo diaries.

Monday, October 01, 2007