Welcome to my blog!  I’m spending the summer in Afghanistan working for a women’s rights organization – Shuhada – and researching women’s development initiatives in central Afghanistan.  Enjoy!


20 Responses to Home

  1. Rana says:

    Nice reflection on your journey

  2. Adam Fieck says:

    Hey, You did a lot of beautiful words here. We love the topic. Excellent stuff

  3. Molly Kinder says:

    Afreen, I just came across your blog through WAPPP’s website and I wanted to share how immensely I have enjoyed it. Your photos are absolutely stunning – I can’t believe some of those images are real. Really one of the best blogs I have seen like this.

    I did the NGK fellowship in the summer of 2007 in Liberia and really loved the experience. I never would have blogged were it not required, and it turned out to be a great experience. But you have really taken it to a whole new level!

    I hope your summer in Afghanistan was as fascinating as it appears to be.

    Warm wishes,

  4. Afreen:

    I enjoyed your photos and your blog posts. I’ve been writing a blog to stop the war(s) for the past year or so: http://outofcentralasianow.wordpress.com/ The Afghani people have suffered for many years, caught in the middle of “the great game”, the fight for minerals and oil pipelines, and for control the “democratically elected govermnent” to heed our will. Thanks for your dedication to elevating women’s rights and gender equality and for your insights and photographs. Be well and happy, may Peace be with you. John

  5. Erika says:

    Your work is beautiful and inspiring. I am in Chicago sharing your pictures and stories with my parents and Luke’s parents. We all send you our love and support.
    Erika, Mack, Pat, Luke, Winston, & Emi

  6. wafa says:

    Nice work Afreen, we are always laughing on your potato.
    Good luck with potato.aahahahhahaha.

  7. Naisha says:


    I absolute LOVE the pics on your blog and I’m enjoying all of your posts. Keep up the fabulous work!

  8. MikeW says:

    Hoping to keep up with a subscription…great work so far!

  9. A Barkath Abdussalam says:

    It’s very exemplary work and photos. You have distinguished yourself very well from the masses. I can see that with time you will make a mark in your selected field. You dared to land there with so much going on lately. Through your reports and pictures we can feel the pulse of Kabul. I reviewed your Blog and its contents and I am overly impressed. Its contents can easily be turned into a very good book and I am sure the publishers will be glad to publish it.
    Best wishes in your summer project and exploration of woman’s rights in Afghanistan. Enjoy the scenic sights and keep us posted.

  10. Tariq Cheema says:

    I am impressed with your work. Please check us out at http://www.thewcmp.org and discuss mutual interest. w best wishes and prayers,

  11. Seema Imam says:

    This is very important work. Thank you for opening a window into this little known world.

  12. Great Job Afreen, “Human Rights” as such intrigues me…
    Please keep in touch !

    blessings !

  13. Siva says:


    starting up this little side biz doing dynamic slideshows for various events and thought about the great footage you’re probably going to get on your trip. once you’re back…i would love to do something with any photos, sound bytes, or video that you shoot. it would be some great practice for me and we could do it in such a way that you could use it as a promotional video (like for a talk you might give or even as an engaging way to document your time in A-stan).

    its something to keep in mind and i guess we can talk more about it once your back. def try to take as many pictures, video clips, and sound bytes as you can (which i’m sure you are already doing)!!!

  14. naheed akhter says:

    I like the new addition in your blog.

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