Welcome to this year’s Breaking Bread virtual program. Last spring, the Calgary Chapter’s annual Breaking Bread fundraiser went virtual for the first time. We are once again bringing ticket holders a fabulous on-demand program, available through the end of August, while we look forward to hopefully reconvening for a live event next year. Read on to access your program.
Women Are As Strong As Rocks
This year’s theme is represented by this drawing, ‘Women Are Strong as Rocks’, drawn by Kawsar Rahimi.
An Afghan artist who is also a newcomer to Canada, Kawsar pays tribute to Afghan, Ukrainian and other women fighting for their rights and meanwhile protecting their children and families.
We thank Kawsar for sharing her story with us and invite you to click on her image to listen to her pre-recorded video.
"Friends of CW4WAfghan" Live Event Recording
Grow your understanding of the situation in Afghanistan, the role of our programs and the opportunities to continue our work supporting women and girl’s rights.
CW4WAfghan Program Updates
Click on each image to activate the speaker’s video presentation. Grow your understanding of the situation in Afghanistan, the role of our programs and the opportunities to continue our work supporting women and girl’s rights.
Click on each image to activate the speaker’s video presentation. Thank you to each of our speakers for the work they are doing to ‘shine a light’ on women and girls’ rights to self determination, for keeping ‘eyes on Afghanistan’, and for sharing how they are working to advance equality and participation. Afghan newcomer to Canada, Marzia Naderi shares that, “I made this video so that people know that Afghan girls and women are capable of doing anything in any where if given the opportunity.”
Although I found a good job in here, I miss everything about Afghanistan. Though life in Afghanistan was challenging, I loved contributing back in the development of the country. Everyone was happy and we were all together and now I miss my family who are now parted in some parts of world with no certain future and don’t know we will meet again or not. "
"“Madar, what does ‘emigrating’ mean?” Still searching the horizon, Madar said, “It means becoming a stranger in a foreign country. . . . It means dying alone.”
We cannot lose hope. Even in these darkest of times.
"I believe you are that voice to right the wrongs. So don't be discouraged. Raise your voice."
Our Community at Work Supporting Afghan Women, Girls and Families
Thank you to our supporters, who range in age from seventh graders at the Calgary Girls Charter School, to our long term supporters in Halton and Kingston, to youth gathering to demand we keep Eyes on Afghanistan. We invite you to learn more about the ways you can support our programs here.
Below is a video by Khorshied Machalle song, One Last Glance, from her album, Not Forgotten: Songs for Afghanistan.
Bahram Rahman shares a reading of ‘The Library Bus‘, from his hometown of Toronto. Rahman grew up in Afghanistan.
Food Brings Us Together
Thank you to the CW4WAfghan Atlantic Chapter, whose members and supporters shared some of their favourite Afghan recipes in a virtual Breaking Bread event honouring mothers.
Breaking Bread is an indispensable expression of Afghan identity.
Afghanistan lies on the ancient silk road, where goods, ideas and philosophies were traded, building a rich history.