THERE ARE AROUND 2,000 AFGHAN FEMALE JOURNALISTS IN THE COUNTRY, YET THEIR VOICES ARE MISSING FROM FOREIGN NEWS ORGANISATIONS.
Despite promises from the Afghan government, women remain largely absent from peace talks with the Taliban, meaning their needs and voices are not represented.
Help us get their voice heard.
Billions of U.S. dollars have been spent on programmes designed to empower Afghan women, yet the impact of these has been notoriously difficult to assess. Violence against women remains endemic.
How you can help
- $25 transports one Sahar Speaks participant to training
- $50 pays for a safe space in Kabul to train female journalists for a day
- $100 pays for an Afghan female journalist/photographer to work for a day for a major news outlet
- $500 goes towards a much-needed stipend for a Sahar Speaks participant
Donations from the UNITED STATES:
Sahar Speaks is supported through its umbrella organisation BAAG (British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group) by American Fund for Charities, a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization EIN 52-2109597. Donations to the American Fund for Charities from US taxpayers are tax deductible to the extent allowed by US law. BAAG has been reviewed by the American Fund for Charities and the board of the American Fund has determined that BAAG is a suitable organization to receive grants from a US public charity. If you are a US taxpayer and want to support Sahar Speaks, please print the Donation Form and send it with your check or credit card details to American Fund for Charities, 1000 N. West St. Suite 1200, Wilmington, DE 19801. Make sure to write 'BAAG (Sahar Speaks)' in the 'Name of Charitable organization' box. Alternatively you can make a safe online donation at www.americanfund.info. You will be issued with the receipt you require for income tax purposes.
*Photo: Joël van Houdt