We only have a small handful of these scarves available!
We all live under the same blue sky!
The Borderfree Blue Scarves symbolize that reality. The words embroidered on the scarves say ‘Borderfree’ and in Dari, ‘Bedun-e-marz.’
— Afghan Peace Volunteers
The Borderfree Blue Scarves symbolize the reality that all human beings live under the same blue sky, and are free and equal. The words embroidered on the scarves say ‘Borderfree’ and in Dari, ‘Bedun-e-marz.’
The scarves are sewn by Afghans who are part of the Afghan Peace Volunteers. These individuals get paid for each scarf they sew. Proceeds from scarves go to support the work of the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre in Kabul, Afghanistan.
In December of 2015, Justseeds member Aaron Hughes went to Kabul to work with the Afghan Peace Volunteers at their Borderfree Nonviolence Community Center. One major program the Afghan Peace Volunteers run out of the center is a school for the self proclaimed street kids of Kabul. Meeting these youth was an inspirational experience. They are full of life, with dreams of becoming teachers, lawyers, and doctors. They are survivors overcoming all odds.
The Afghan Peace Volunteers asked Aaron to help distribute their scarves through Justseeds.
More information about the Borderfree Blue Scarves can be found on the Agfhan Peace Volunteer website here or in this prepared PDF here.
Borderfree is the building of a critical mass of borderfree nonviolent relationships and alternatives for a green, equal and nonviolent world without war.
The Afghan Volunteers believe that revolution for a better world is grounded in nonviolent relationships, so we reject hatred and revenge, and we nurture equal relationships with nature & all human beings through local communities that connect with the human family worldwide, working together as a strong 99% to build a green, equal and nonviolent world without war.
- Green : Eliminate the human causes of global warming
- Equal : Build a nonviolent, cooperative economy where the basic needs of all are met ( especially of the most vulnerable people )
- Nonviolent world without war: Abolish war and weapons, nurturing a non-violent, critical pedagogy.
Borderfree is partly a response to Prof Noam Chomsky’s challenge to build a world free of borders.
The Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul would love to be in touch with you. They wish to befriend youth, students, farmers, laborers, teachers, musicians and artists, environmentalists, social workers, indigenous communities and activists from every country in the world, thus catalyzing the most powerful force in the world – love. You can be in touch through: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
You can support their work by signing ‘The People’s Agreement to Abolish War’ at: