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
Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Contributor: John Greenman
On today’s show we bring you to the “End Violence Together” rally held in Bangor Saturday, we talk with one of the people planning to walk across the state in an upcoming peace walk, and we listen in as community members pay tribute to local long time peace activists Ilze Petersons and Doug Allen as they embark on their next adventure.
Today, as we wait to hear back from the most recent delegation of human rights activists to visit Gaza, we bring you an interview with Aziz Abu Sarah, a Palestinian peace activist now living in the U.S. Meredith spoke with him in June 2009, when he was in Bangor, speaking at an event was co-sponsored by the Eastern Maine Chapter of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom (the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace) and The Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution (CRDC) at George Mason University, where Aziz Abu Sarah is a Senior Research Associate.