Join us in a global movement to support Afghan refugee artists, particularly women, and amplify their voices for justice.
The Taliban’s oppressive regime has silenced the dreams and aspirations of Afghan women. We’re here to say, #IStandWithYou.
Showcase the remarkable creativity and resilience of Afghan women artists through exhibitions, storytelling, and educational resources.
Learn the rich history of women’s activism and movements in Afghanistan
It’s time for your university and institution to stand in solidarity with Afghan women through the #IStandWithYou campaign.
Please note that participation in these roles is optional, and your institution can choose to support in one or more areas. Additionally, your institution may offer other kinds of support not listed here.
Boost our campaign’s credibility and reach by lending your university’s name and logo.
Facilitate introductions to relevant faculty and departments for collaborative efforts and a broader educational impact.
Host impactful events focusing on Afghan women’s and girls’ rights, incorporating interactive and educational elements for your university community.
Adopt our specially designed curriculum on gender apartheid in Afghanistan. Make it an integral part of relevant courses or modules.
Offer a scholarship specifically for Afghan women, providing them with educational opportunities and support.
Host online classes tailored for Afghan girls, providing them with access to education and learning resources.
Engage proactively in our network, contribute to discussions, share resources, and participate in collaborative initiatives.
Fill out the form and join our amazing mission to help Afghan women.
Central to this campaign are the women of Afghanistan, who endure the harsh realities of gender apartheid. The campaign aims to uplift these women by advocating for their rights and providing them with critical resources. Initiatives may include educational programs, legal assistance, access to healthcare, and empowerment workshops. These efforts are crucial in challenging systemic gender biases and opening doors to new opportunities for Afghan women, enabling them to advocate for their rights and well-being in a highly restrictive environment.
ArtLords — a collective of self-styled “artivists” — creates street art in Afghanistan and around the world. They use art as a tool to educate and engage with communities through shared experiences. ArtLords takes on challenging social and political issues, yet at the heart of their work is a vision for healing and peace.
Your support matters. Join us in making a difference in the lives of Afghan women artists. Together, we can build a more just and equitable world. Thank you for standing with us.
Omaid Sharifi is a prominent "artivist" and co-founder of ArtLords, an organization known for its street art projects globally. With a significant background that includes a fellowship at Harvard and active roles in organizations like CIVICUS and the Millennium Leadership Fellowship at the Atlantic Council, Sharifi's work extends over 19 years, focusing on empowering artists worldwide and leading initiatives through Pen America’s ARC to protect artists at risk. His efforts highlight his dedication to enhancing civil society and the arts both in Afghanistan and internationally.
Dr. Halima Kazem is an Afghan American scholar-lecturer, historian, and filmmaker whose work intersects in the areas of gender, empire, human rights, and media. She is currently an oral historian on Afghanistan at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Her work is deeply rooted in feminist methodologies and 20 years of working as a journalist and human rights researcher.