We The Women (WTW) is an independent, social-impact company working globally with a special focus on the well-being of women, youth, and marginalized groups with its headquarters in Munich, Germany.
While implementing custom-made & creative events, panel discussions, programs, and workshops for different countries according to their needs, WTW in turn offers an international platform for dialogue while putting great emphasis on diversity, and empowerment through education, sports, creativity & innovation.
WTW is committed to:
We The Women (WTW) envisions conscious societies based on a culture of peace, global justice & gender equality.
Strategically incorporating peace-building elements into grass-root projects while advocating social responsibility.
Systematic change of mindsets: Contributing to the creation of the space for upcoming generations with the mechanisms they need to create a gender-balanced and peaceful society.
Providing the tools needed to empower individuals through platforms, contribute to remodeling the existing narrative on gender.
Raising awareness and support for challenging global issues concerning gender equality, while emphasizing on empowering women & girls.
Nahid Shahalimi is a Canadian author, artist, filmmaker, and social entrepreneur born in Afghanistan; the founder of We The Women, a Munich-based social impact company.
The Wax Portrait Paintings of powerful German women called We the Women of Germany was one of Shahalimi's most acclaimed projects in 2008/9, followed by German Soccer For Life: paintings of the entire German National Soccer team (2016 FIFA World Cup winners); both projects were fully donated to charities worldwide. Her Stand Up For Unity campaign was launched in 2015, with projects spanning the developing world and the creative digital industries, all focusing on social change.
Shahalimi has supported women's and girls' projects in Afghanistan for more than two decades.
In 2011, she traveled to Afghanistan and conducted interviews, filmed, and funded small grassroots projects on the ground, ranging from educational, creative, and empowerment projects to supporting women's national sports teams with equipment, all to empower women. Where Courage Bears the Soul, her first book, was published in 2017 to great acclaim. Afterward, she produced the award-winning documentary film We The Women of Afghanistan: A Silent Revolution, which premiered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on March 8th, 2018.
Presently, Shahalimi works with high-ranking officials and steering committees for Afghan Women Defenders, curates NFT exhibition series in the Metaverses, and recently authored a bestseller entitled Wir Sind Noch Da! The book was originally published in German in November 2021 by Elisabeth Sandmann Verlag. This book includes first-hand accounts written by courageous Afghan women experts following the fall of Kabul (August 2021). Penguin Random House is to publish the book one year after the withdrawal of US-led forces from Afghanistan.
Shahalimi's social impact company, We the Women, is one of the few organizations in Afghanistan that provide scholarships to Afghan women and girls for higher education through a private, all-female educational complex. Shahalimi has overseen and monitored every aspect of the Afghan project tirelessly with partners on the ground since the fall of Kabul in 2021. Her Afghanistan projects have often remained anonymous due to security concerns.
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