SAWA-Australia news

  1. 8 November: The Patience Stone, an Afghan-French co-production. "Some movies prove both immediately transformative and long-lasting, demanding days or weeks of reflection. The Patience Stone is one such movie … a memorable movie about one woman’s journey from cautious bystander to agent of her own destiny." (The Washington Post)
  2. In the August edition of the SAWAN you find reports on National news: Trump's change of heart on Afghanistan; A newacademic year brings new skills; International Women's Day in OPAWC Centres; Illiteracy still high among Afghan women. News from SAWA-Australia (SA): Membership renewal now due; Fundraising chamber music in Adelaide; Fundraising in Hobart; AFCECO girls win at karate tournament; Annual General Meeting with the Mondegreens. News from SAWA-Australia (NSW): Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission; Law on Elimination of Violence against Women.
  3. The Annual Report for 2016 is now available for the Vocational Training Center. It gives an overview of literacy classes and other activities, including verious workshops organised for the women in the Center.
  4. the Annual Report for the financial year 2015/16 is now available for download as a PDF file or online reading. It delivers the regular reports on the Vocational Training Centre, Hamoon Clinic and student scholarships and the financial statement and an introductory statement from our patron ex-senator Penny Wright.
  5. Afghanistan: 30 years of conflict, suicide bombings, civil war. That is what we see on our television screens, hear on the radio, read in the newspapers. Is there any hope? Since 2004 SAWA-Australia, the Support Association for the Women of Afgha-nistan, has raised funds to enable the women of that war-torn country to make a difference. Supported by donations from hundreds of Australians who place their trust in the strength of Afghanistan's women, the organisation has been able to assist women to work towards the building of a new Afghanistan, a country where every woman is safe and enjoys equal rights. This booklet was put together by the South Australian branch of SAWA-Australia to document this new Afghanistan. Fighting and terror will still be a daily occurrence, but hidden behind the violent images of our daily news are the beginnings of a new society. It is this new society that this booklet wants to show. Read it and buy it at the SAWA (SA) shop.