Women’s rights

Storytellers study guide final Page 05 Image 0002Meena: A short biography

Posted on the website of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), this brief bio includes links to an audio and a video recording of Dani’s hero Meena Keshwar Kamal (1956-1987), the martyred women’s rights activist. Meena’s Wikipedia biography is also informative.

More books about the freedom struggles of Afghan women

This page features books endorsed by RAWA, the organization that Meena founded.

Storytellers study guide final Page 05 Image 0003He Named Me Malala

This gripping documentary tells the story — so far — of Malala Yousafzai, the youngest- ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt and continues to speak out for the right of all young people to get an education.

Women’s customs

Storytellers study guide final Page 05 Image 0005"Burka fittings in America"

A lively short video about a street project that invited Americans to try on a burqa and describe what it’s like to wear it.

"Why do some cultures require women to wear veils?"

An interesting, balanced article about why the burqa, and similar coverings, are customary in some Muslim cultures — and why some women wear them out of choice.

Storytellers study guide final Page 05 Image 0004"Life behind the burqa in Afghanistan"

Photographs from Paula Bronstein’s book Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear, with the story behind Paula’s work.