Among those Afghan students who speak out for gender equality and peace are Halima Habibi, a founding member of the Girl Up Club–a women’s bicycling club, in Kabul–and Arifa and Mahtab, two students who are a part of the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. All share their own stories and describe the challenges for women in Afghanistan.
Halima Habibi, member of the Girl Up Club
Arifa and Mahtab, writers who have published their work with the Afghan Women’s Writing Project
Contributing to the interviews were Ron Vannorstrand, Aaron Hughes, and Hoor Arifi
Afghan students and an US Iraq war veteran share their war and tea stories.
Aaron Hughes, of Iraq Veterans Against the War, invited Afghan students to respond to the questions: “When did the war begin for you?” and “What are some of your tea stories and traditions?” He also shared his own stories and those of other US veterans who have spoken out against war. Hughes gave this tea performance at the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 27, 2015.
Aaron Hughes, interdisciplinary artist, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War members of the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) Hakim Young, interpreter, mentor to the APVs