Afghanistan now!
A woman's perspective

This blog is a space in which I’m posting accounts that I’m receiving of women’s experiences in Afghanistan in their own words, and responses from others elsewhere.

It will be a space that ‘bears witness’ to this significant time.

My name is Gali Weiss. Through the Making Marks art project, I’ve grown connected to women in Afghanistan, both collectively and individually. Afghanistan is no longer a distant place.

 

The embroidered writings on the handkerchief artworks all convey hopes from each Afghan woman for herself and her country.

 

My wish is that torture ends in my country

I hope no more Afghan mothers shed tears from the loss of their children

I hope for equal rights between men and women

In the future I would like to become a lawyer defending women’s rights

My wish is for peace in my country

 

That was in 2018.

Now, August 2021, these hopes are at extreme risk.

I am an observer, worried and fearful for the future of women in Afghanistan.