Tuesday, July 23, 2013

News at Eleven: Approximately 300 of Miram Baheer's members

live in the outlying provinces--Khost, Paktia, Maidan Wardak, Kunduz, Kandahar, Herat, and Farah--where the group functions in secret. Many who cannot safely travel to meet together listen to radio programs broadcast by Mirman Baheer and the Afghan Women's Writing Project.

"We recruit only through word-of-mouth and delete any content that might be used to identify our writers," says Richelle McClain, director of the Afghan Women's Writing Project.

from The Christian Science Monitor: Afghan women write powerful poetry--even amid war


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