Publications

This page contains links to articles written by and about me.  Please note my busy schedule in Afghanistan between 2015 and 2017 limited my writing to reports in Dari about trainings I gave and meetings I attended on behalf of national and international organizations and to global summits I attended and participated on behalf of the Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs.

Articles Written by Me

December 13, 2017: One Step Forward Two Steps Back
Co-published op-ed with an Afghan colleague on sexual assault in Kabul University.
http://www.etilaatroz.com/54724

November 17, 2015: Tabassom’s Revolution: One Step Closer to the 21st Century                    
Requested and published by the Feminist Majority Foundation, Washington, DC  http://feminist.org/blog/index.php/2015/11/17/tabassoms-revolution-one-step-closer-to-the-21th-century/

March 5, 2015: This Courageous One-Woman Protest Challenged Gender-Based Violence in Afghanistan
Published by the Feminist Majority Foundation Violence Against Women Project
Washington, DC
http://feminist.org/blog/index.php/2015/03/05/this-courageous-one-woman-protest-%20challenged-gender-based-violence-in-afghanistan/

Fall 2014 Newsletter:  UVa A Stop on My Way Back Home
Requested and Published (page 14) by the UVa Middle East and Southern Asian Languages and Culture (MESALC) Department
Charlottesville, Va
http://mesalc.virginia.edu/sites/mesalc.virginia.edu/files/MESALC%20Newsletter%20%28Fall%202014%29.pdf

March 17, 2014: Making Real the Right to Education for Afghan Women and Girls
Requested and Published by the Feminist Majority Foundation Shoulder-to-Shoulder Project
Washington, DC
http://feminist.org/blog/index.php/2014/03/17/shoulder-to-shoulder-making-real-the-right-to-education-for-afghan-women-and-girls/

December 13, 2013: YARI: What will happen to Afghan women?
An open letter to President Obama on the state of Afghan women

UVa Cavalier Daily (newspaper)
Charlottesville, Va
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2014/01/yari-what-will-happen-to-afghan-women
Published again on January 13, 2014 in Afghan Human Rights:
https://ahrhome.com/2014/01/13/yari-what-will-happen-to-afghan-women/

August 8, 2013: Sorting Through The Chaos: One-Third of Teens Are In An Abusive Relationship. What Now?
Requested and Published by the Feminist Majority Foundation Blog
Washington, DC
http://feminist.org/blog/index.php/2013/08/08/sorting-through-the-chaos-one-third-of-teens-are-in-an-abusive-relationship-what-now

July 23, 2013: New All-Women Jirga in Pakistan Takes Steps Toward Equality
Requested and Published by the Feminist Majority Foundation Blog
Washington, DC
http://feminist.org/blog/index.php/2013/07/23/new-all-women-jirga-in-pakistan-takes-steps-toward-equality

2012-2013: Five articles
Requested and published by Forum, Piedmont Virginia Community College
Charlottesville, Va
http://www.piedmontforum.com/author/gaisu-yari

March 2004 to July 2007:  Radio Jaghori  
I worked for this community broadcast media in Ghazni, Afghanistan and while I composed news stories in Dari that I read over the air, they were not published because the station did not have a website at that time.

Articles Written About Me

September 5, 7, 9, 10, 2017:  Premiere: Siostry (Sisters)
Documentary financed by the Polish Active Women Association (AWA) to highlight the importance of women’s economic empowerment programs, focusing on a handicraft project I founded in Afghanistan to help poor women. A premiere was held in Warsaw, Cracow and
Poznan, and for the Congress of Women (network of government and non-government officials and activists).  An English subtitled trailer of the film is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGI26NTbIEg  Information about the film and a trailer for it are located at https://polakpotrafi.pl/projekt/siostry  and https://pl.eventbu.com/warsaw/sisters-documentary-movie-world-premiere-in-poland/5755837 AWA’s contact is Monika Sobanska, youth.awa@gmail.com

November 29, 2016: Six Women Inspiring Young Women of Afghanistan                        
Written and published in both Farsi and English in Khabarnama, the article addresses six women inspiring young women of Afghanistan including me. http://english.khabarnama.net/2016/11/29/six-independent-and-inspiring-young-women-of-afghanistan/ 

February 16, 2016: Tireless Activism Fighting Violence Against Women
Written and published in Farsi by the Afghan Killid Media Group, the article addresses my activities in Afghanistan and the reason my photo was included on national posters for the International Day for Ending Violence Against Women.
http://www.tkg.af/dari/culture-and-art/life-story/18848-گیسو-یاری؛-تلاش-خستگی%E2%80%8Cناپذیر-در-راستاي-توقف-خشونت

October 2015: The Status of Afghan Women
Interviewed by Dianna Farhat for the Afghan Arozo TV program, Banoie Afghan (Afghan Women). Note: The interview has been saved in the station’s archive, but there is no electronic link.

December 3, 2015: Kabul Peace March
Interviewed by Tolo TV News Kabul Afghanistan about measures sought by civil society to bring justice and peace to the country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q53aF_lcDtA

September 2015: Advocacy as Liberation
Article requested and published by The Feminist Majority that describes how I’ve used advocacy to surmount obstacles.
http://feministcampus.org/advocacy-as-liberation/

July 25, 2015: Opinion/Letter: Student, a new citizen, is role model
Commentary by Frank Friedman, president of Piedmont Virginia Community College, thanking The Daily Progress for it’s July 5, 2015 article about me.
http://m.dailyprogress.com/opinion/opinion-letter-student-a-new-citizen-is-role-model/article_343cc0d4-324a-11e5-ab7d-ff3efdf8d45e.html?mode=jqm

July 5, 2015: Struggles turn to joy at Monticello naturalization ceremony
Article about the U.S. citizenship ceremony in Charlottesville, Va, mentioning my journey and with a photograph of the governor shaking my hand; published in The Daily Progress
http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/struggles-turn-to-joy-at-monticello-naturalization-ceremony/article_f52b9344-229e-11e5-b1ff-132a0e5f2c2c.html

December 1, 2013:  Engaged at 6 
Article based on an interview with me and written by the Cavalier Daily, UVa Newspaper
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2013/12/engaged-at-age-six

Spring 2011:  I think it is fall
Awarded first place in a college-wide poetry contest sponsored by the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) for this submission, subsequently published in NOVA’s Student Journal.

June 24, 2014: The Candidates Must Respect the People’s Votes
Requested and Published by the Newspaper 8am
Kabul, Afghanistan
http://8am.af/1393/04/04/candidates-to-respect-the-peoples-vote-in-election/