As the world watched with deep concern the rapid Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in early August, the potential adverse impact on hard-won freedoms, particularly for women’s rights, freedom of speech and press freedom, became alarmingly clear.
The Network of Women in Media, India, reached out to women journalists in Afghanistan in solidarity and looked for ways to support our beleaguered colleagues trying to survive and tell their stories against immense odds. One of the most urgent needs: money.
Under the banner “Journalists for Afghanistan”, the NWMI is organizing a fundraiser from sales of stunning photographs. The Associated Press has generously allowed the use of images from its Afghanistan coverage. This collection brings together photographs by some of AP’s bravest and most talented visual journalists. The images are brief glimpses into daily life in Afghanistan over more than two decades. At a time of unimaginable societal and political upheaval in Afghanistan, and even as its people face an uncertain and frightening future, these images challenge us to reflect on the power of resilience and courage in tumultuous times. The NWMI is partnering with the The Media Safety & Solidarity Fund (MSSF) for this fundraiser.
All proceeds of the fundraiser will go towards supporting Afghan women journalists.
The Network of Women in Media, India