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FREE Free Afghan Women

Lala Shahsamand

Free Concept: Equality Lala Shahsamand


MISSION STATEMENT FREE sends across the world the message that women deserve the same equal rights as men, and rightly so. Unfortunately some countries are still depriving women of their rights such as preventing women from traveling without a male guardian and no mingling with strange men in places such as schools, markets and offices. They’re not allowed to receive an education. Only 15% of females in Afghanistan are capable of reading and writing. Women who are caught teaching or attending school would be killed by the Taliban. They have no say when it comes to marriage. Once they are married they become their husband’s property. If a woman seeks a divorce then she has to have the approval of her husband and needs witnesses who can testify in court that the divorce is justified. Women must also wear the burqa when out in public. A burqa is extremely hot to wear and this produces a bad odor inside. Wearers may feel claustrophobic and are at higher risk for asthma. Dust kicked up from the streets sticks to the cloth in front of the mouth that becomes damp from breathing, leading to a sense of suffocation in stale air. The mesh opening severely restricts one’s range of vision and is said to be like wearing horse blinders. Consequently, women wearing the burqa often have difficulty even seeing where they are going. It is impossible to tell whether a woman wearing a burqa is smiling or crying or showing any other emotion. Women say that this leads to a feeling of being completely invisible. Afghanistan has come a long way in women rights since the fall of the Taliban 10 years ago but it’s not enough. Women have gained a little more freedom in the major cities but the women not living in those cities are still suffering. Our goal is to help the women of Afghanistan become free and treated equally. We want to reach out to people all over the world for support to help the women of Afghanistan get the rights they deserve. Our main goal is to expose how many Afghan women suffered physically and emotionally and that it has gone on for a long time. We believe the best way to get our message across is through the use of commercials and posters. Our office is located in Virginia. Virginia has the largest Afghan community in the US. We have many events being held in Virginia monthly to help raise awareness about FREE. Events such as fundraisers, performance shows, fashion shows, etc. We also provide free counseling for Afghan refugee women that may have suffered any emotional trauma. You can find us online at www. FREE.org. We are also on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/FREE) and Twitter (www.Twitter.com/FREE). We also have a hotline where we can be reached at 1-800-985-7440.

Free Concept: Equality Lala Shahsamand


CONCEPT: EQUALITY

Free Concept: Equality Lala Shahsamand


Free Concept: Equality Lala Shahsamand


The reasoning behind my logo was to emphasize the equal sign in the E’s while still keeping the word FREE legible. So I decided to flip the last E and have them not touching. To make it clear that my organization is targeted towards Afghanistan I placed the flag colors within the application.

Free Concept: Equality Lala Shahsamand


Free Concept: Equality Lala Shahsamand


Free Afghan Women Lala Shahsamand 7036348767 info@freeorg.com

free.org

Lala Shahsamand 703-634-8767 info@freeorg.com www.free.org 2700 Jefferson Davis Hwy Alexandria, VA 22301

Free Concept: Equality Lala Shahsamand


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Free Concept: Equality Lala Shahsamand


Free Concept: Equality Lala Shahsamand


Free Concept: Equality Lala Shahsamand


Free Concept: Equality Lala Shahsamand


Free Concept: Equality Lala Shahsamand


Free Concept: Equality Lala Shahsamand

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An organization I created for a class project.

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