Malalai Joya is coming to Australia to support the work of SAWA-Australia.

Malalai Joya is coming to Australia to support the work of SAWA-Australia. The suggested theme for Malalai's SAWA event is "Women in Afghanistan today: threats and aspirations" Tour details are currently arranged and will be updated regularly. Please come…Read More

Malalai Joya is coming to Australia to support the work of SAWA-Australia.

Malalai Joya is coming to Australia to support the work of SAWA-Australia. She will visit local SAWA groups between 13 - 30 September. Tour details are currently arranged and will be updated regularly. Please come back to this page and to SAWA webpage:…Read More

Special International Women's Day Appeal 2011

Every year the 8th of March is a special day around the world. International Women's Day has been celebrated since 1911. Originally called International Working Women’s Day, it is today observed as a day of resistance of women against all forms of…Read More

The Mask

Dear supporters of Afghan women, A new program on Afghan television station 1TV allows women to tell their experiences to a panel of religious and legal experts and human rights campaigners. To protect the women from retribution they appear with a face…Read More

Remember your sisters in Afghanistan this holiday season.

Christmas decorations have gone up in shopping centres, and we all look forward to a happy festive season. It is also a time to remember the life of others. Alissa Rubin of the New York Times visited the Burn and Plastic Surgery Center of Herat Regional…Read More

"A sense of justice can bring peace to war-weary Afghans"

" Doing better requires not more money or manpower but adherence to a few simple principles. Give priority to the things that Afghans crave most: justice and security. Don't try to substitute money for understanding and relationships,but use [them] to build…Read More

Excerpt from latest SAWAN

The latest edition of the SAWAN, the SAWA newsletter, will soon be available on-line at www.australia.org Here is an excerpt: FROM THE SECRETARY For many years Pakistan was a ‘safe haven’ for Afghan refugees. Afghan families, torn apart by the Taliban, then…Read More
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