The five Farkhunda Trust scholars who will be studying at Dunya University in Afghanistan this year received their free laptops last week in a special ceremony led by the Vice Chancellor of Dunya University, Mr Ahmed Shah Sankdel.

To read the full announcement along with more photos, please click here.

Farkhunda Trust 29th March Event

On the 29th March 2017, the Farkhunda Trust, in collaboration with the SOAS Afghan Society, held the second anniversary event of the London Vigil that took place in Trafalgar Square on the same date in 2015. The main aim of the event was to raise awareness of the very issues the organisation wishes to tackle and to promote, engage and advance Farkhunda Trust’s mission to get as many disadvantaged yet bright Afghan girls into higher education. The Trust was set up through an initial grant from V-Day/One Billion Rising and continues its work with the support of Tides Foundation, volunteers, British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG), fundraising events, handicraft-raffle tickets and most importantly through Afghan and British friends personal contributions to the £1 a month fundraising campaign.

To read the full update and see more photos, please click here.

Scholar Awarded

Marzia Mutamed Achieves Top Grade – Monday 20th June
Farkhunda Trust sponsored student Marzia Mutamed, 20, from Bamiyan Province, Hazara, received a coveted award acknowledging her achievement of obtaining 2nd top grade in her university entrance exam.

Applications Now Open – Deadline: 5 December 2016

The Farkhunda Trust is please to announce that applications for young Afghan women eager to pursue their higher education are now open. The deadline for applications is 5 December 2016. Please read the announcement (in Dari) and application form thoroughly before applying.

To read the full announcement in Dari, please click here.

To download the application, please click here.

Monument In Farkhunda’s Memory Unveiled – Thursday 17th March
A monument built in memory of Farkhunda, the 27-year-old woman killed by an angry mob in Kabul last year, was unveiled on Thursday – to mark the one year anniversary of the heinous crime.
Read the full article in the Tolo News written by Shakeela Ibrahimkhil

International Women’s Day – Tuesday 8th March
Campaign theme: #PledgeForParity
There are many events still happening throughout this month.
You can visit the International Women’s Day website here