We need you to KEEP AFGHAN WOMEN STRONG. Your generous support to WAW's Afghan Women's Protection Fund allows us to:
- Provide life-saving, life-changing services to women and children affected by violence;
- Continue & expand programs that stabilize Afghanistan at the grassroots level;
- Train a new generation of Afghans that promote women's rights as human rights;
- Respond proactively to the changing political environment in Afghanistan; and
- Advocate to ensure Afghan women's voices are amplified & that they participate in all levels of society in Afghanistan.
Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is at the frontline of this struggle. Every day, for the past 18 years, WAW has been protecting, promoting, and defending the rights of Afghan women and girls. We help keep them alive, safe, and empowered to become positive agents of change in their own lives and in their country.
As the peace process move forward, Afghan women’s and girls’ rights—and the substantial progress these women and girls have made since the fall of the Taliban—are at-risk.
Since 2001, millions of girls have gone back to school; women are working as government ministers, lawyers, doctors, and engineers; and a new generation is being raised in a country that recognizes women’s rights as human rights. However, women are being marginalized in the peace talks and a real fear exists that their rights will be bargained away in service of a flawed agreement.
We must not allow Afghan women and girls and the phenomenal strides they have made in exercising their basic freedoms to be sacrificed.
We need you to KEEP AFGHAN WOMEN STRONG!
If you prefer to make a check donation, please send to: "Women for Afghan Women", 158-24 73rd Avenue, Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
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- WAW E.D. Najia Nasim in: Afghan women fear renewed chapter of Sharia law and regression of rights under Taliban's thumb.
How You Can Support WAW
Your courageous support has made WAW’s tremendous growth possible.
WAW is now the largest Afghan women’s and children’s rights organization in the world. We have over 850 full-time staff, 32 facilities, and programs in 16 provinces throughout Afghanistan. In addition, WAW’s work in the United States includes our New York Community Center and Washington, DC Advocacy Office, with plans to expand into Northern Virginia and other Afghan diaspora communities.
In 2018, WAW in the United States and Afghanistan:
- Provided services to nearly 7,000 women, children, and their families (up from 5,000 in 2017);
- Trained more than 33,000 individuals on women’s rights (up from 26,000 in 2017); and
- Provided nearly 111,000 conflict-induced internally displaced persons and refugee returnees with protection and monitoring services.
Since its founding in 2001, WAW has achieved the following:
- Provided services to nearly 38,000 women, children, and their families;
- Trained more than 362,000 individuals on women’s rights; and
- Provided nearly 723,000 conflict-induced internally displaced persons and refugee returnees with protection and monitoring services.
Your generosity over the years has inspired all of us at WAW to have courage every day and to take heart at what we can do together to protect women’s and children’s rights.
Her Excellency Rula Ghani
Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is a grassroots civil society organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York. In particular, WAW works to help Afghan women and girls exercise their rights to pursue their individual potential to self-determination, and to representation in all areas of life—political, social, cultural, and economic. WAW relentlessly advocates for women’s rights and challenges the norms that underpin gender-based violence to influence attitudes and bring about change.
Women for Afghan Women is committed to working towards a world in which Afghan women and girls enjoy peace, justice, equality, and the freedoms to participate in all spheres of life and live without fear. Women for Afghan Women envisions a world in which all women and their families thrive and prosper.
Afghan Women Rising
Women for Afghan Women provides life-saving and life-changing services, education, and advocacy for women and children across Afghanistan and New York who have endured human rights violations, including forced and underage marriage, attempted “honor” killings, domestic violence, ba’ad (custom of females exchanged in compensation for a crime), rape, forced prostitution, unlawful imprisonment, and barred access to education and employment.
WAW has grown from a small network of volunteers in 2001 to an organization with over 700 staff members, the vast majority of whom are Afghan and female.