Salaam! Welcome!

Our virtual program will enable you to learn, listen and enjoy as we grow the dialogue to support women and girls in Afghanistan as they continue the fight to maintain their hard-earned rights. Our Calgary Chapter Chair Dr. Behnoush Ahranjani will open the program.  Our speakers are coming to you via video clips, enabling you to access the program at your convenience from June 17-30.

Our contributors include:

  • Guest speaker and award winning journalist and author Sally Armstrong
  • CW4WAfghan Executive Director Dr. Lauryn Oates, Senior Director Murwarid Ziayee and Co-Founder Janice Eisenhauer
  • Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker Mellissa Fung
  • Durkhanai Ayubi, Author of Parwana: Recipes and Stories from an Afghan Kitchen

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What You Get:

Speakers, Documentary shorts, Afghan music playlists, recipes and more

Dr. Behnoush Ahranjani, Calgary Chapter Chair

Dr. Lauryn Oates, CW4WAfghan Executive Director

Murwarid Ziayee, Senior Director, CW4WAfghan 

Janice Eisenhauer, Co-Founder, CW4WAfghan

Durkhanai Ayubi, Author, Parwana

Laura Cunningham, Student and Long-time Supporter

My name is Janice Eisenhauer, co-founder of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan.

Your participation in Breaking Bread 2021 enables us to continue vital work in these critical times. We believe our program of speakers, a documentary short, music playlists and more will broaden your understanding of the importance of supporting and giving voice to the people of Afghanistan. At the same time, we want you to share their love for their music, food and companionship.

These Are Critical Times: Stories from Afghanistan

Sharp Edge of Peace

Access a documentary short by Leslie Thomas working with Roya Sadat. 

Menu of Afghan Music Playlists

Get immersed in the rich world of Afghan music:
A playlist curated by pianist Elham Fanoos

Enjoy a soundrack of  Ahmad Zahir’s music. Beloved by Afghanis, he is known as the Voice of Afghanistan

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Mark your Calendar for Thursday June 17 at 4:30 pm MT when Sally Armstrong will kick off the program

Donate Your Unused Aeroplan Miles to Support Staff Travel to Afghanistan
Proceeds from Sales Through June 15 go to CW4WAfghan

Help Us Advocate for Education in Afghanistan

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Girls Back to School
FTZ School Students Certification & Farewell 25032021
Fund a Library
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Digital Literacy

We have been working to grow education opportunities. That committment continues and we will stand with the Afghan people. Thanks to our supporters, and working with the Afghan people, our country staff, UNESCO and other partners, CW4WAfghan will continue our work to ensure women and girls have access to education.

Library of Supporters

Our incredible supporters in Afghanistan and Canada make our work possible, and keep us energized with their creative, committed support on behalf of women and girls in Afghanistan.

All guests, sponsors and advertisers will be included in our Library of Supporters.