WAW at work
Women for Afghan Women is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a dynamic, diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. We employ staff without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status, or sexual orientation.
Today, WAW has become the largest organization addressing the needs of and advocating for Afghan women and girls in the world, and the largest women’s organization in Afghanistan. Our success has been rooted in WAW's grassroots approach in the development and implementation of our programs. The organization always hires locally and uses a bottom-up approach, local knowledge, and a deep understanding of and sensitivity to local culture, traditions, customs, and challenges.
Pragmatically, this approach and operational model has manifested into core programs and services that serve the needs of over 10,000 clients every year in Afghanistan and in the US.
Our capacity has grown from being volunteer-run in 2001 to having over 1,000 staff members--the majority of whom are Afghan women--that manage 32 facilities and implement an extensive network of life-saving and life-changing programs in every provinces in Afghanistan, as well as a bustling community center in New York and advocacy initiatives in the United States.
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