AWAS-Portraits of Afghan Women: Continuing the Journey

Dear readers,

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for your support, comments, likes, and shares of my blog. It has been a truly wonderful experience for me to meet so many inspiring women who have integrated into Switzerland and have success stories to share. I have always been deeply inspired by the success stories of Afghan women and have found great motivation in them.

I have constantly searched for role models within our community who have achieved something extraordinary in life through strength, resilience, and perseverance. Today, I am extremely grateful to HSLU Lucerne for providing me with the opportunity to do something I have always wanted. I challenged myself, stood in front of the camera, and interviewed women whom I consider as sources of inspiration. It was not an easy task for me, as I was quite nervous since I had never done something like this before. However, through the stories of these women, I learned a great deal and my interest was further ignited, prompting me to continue this work.

In my second series, I will focus on inspiring women who have acquired a profession in Afghanistan, actively advocated for women’s rights, or have an academic background. In Switzerland, they were compelled to start anew. These women have given up everything and embarked on a journey filled with motivation, patience, and curiosity. I will share their stories through the AWAS website and AWAS YouTube channel.

If you are still interested in my work, please stay tuned, as the journey has only just begun. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude once again to all the women who generously agreed to be interviewed.

AWAS represents the voice, and I aim to contribute to sharing the voices of Afghan women through this platform.

Thank you very much!

Yours sincerely,







Maryam Sediqi

Herzlich willkommen auf meiner Seite! Ich bin Maryam, eine Studentin an der HSLU Luzern und eine der Mitgründerinnen von AWAS - Afghan Women Association Switzerland. Als gebürtige Afghanin sehe ich es als meine Pflicht, meine Stimme für die stimmlosen Frauen meines Landes zu erheben. Die Geschichte der afghanischen Frauen ist von Krieg und Unterdrückung geprägt, doch ich möchte dir eine andere Seite zeigen: Die Seite inspirierender Frauen, die trotz aller Widrigkeiten ihren Träumen treu geblieben sind. Frauen, die in der Schweiz ein neues Leben aufgebaut haben und zu Vorbildern für die neue Generation werden. Wenn auch du dich für diese Geschichten interessierst, dann bleib dran - ich werde regelmässig weitere Beiträge und Videos darüber veröffentlichen. Zusammen können wir dazu beitragen, die Stimmen und Geschichten der afghanischen Frauen zu stärken und zu verbreiten.

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