Women for Afghan Women (WAW)
For over twenty years, Women for Afghan Women (WAW) has been a beacon of hope and empowerment for disenfranchised Afghan women and girls. What began as a small network of volunteers has evolved into the largest women’s organization in Afghanistan, touching the lives of thousands through transformative services, education, and vocational training across Afghanistan and the United States.
Our Approach: Grassroots Empowerment with Cultural Sensitivity
WAW’s enduring impact lies in its commitment to a grassroots approach, employing a bottom-up methodology and leveraging local knowledge to address the unique challenges faced by Afghan women. By deeply understanding and respecting local culture, traditions, and customs, WAW ensures that its services are not just comprehensive but culturally sensitive.
Core Programs and Services
Annually serving over 8,000 clients, WAW’s operational model manifests into core programs and services in Afghanistan and the US. These services encompass life-changing initiatives, education, vocational training, and rights advocacy, all designed to empower Afghan women and girls to achieve self-determination and representation across political, social, cultural, and economic spheres.
Mission: Empowering Afghan Women and Girls
At its core, WAW is a grassroots civil society organization devoted to safeguarding and advancing the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls. Our mission is to enable Afghan women and girls to fulfill their individual potential, ensuring representation in all aspects of life while relentlessly advocating for their rights and challenging the norms fostering gender-based violence.
Vision: A World of Equality and Prosperity
WAW envisions a world where Afghan women and girls thrive in peace, justice, and equality, fearlessly participating in every facet of life. We strive for a future where all women and their families flourish, free from oppression, paving the way towards a brighter, more prosperous world.
Join Women for Afghan Women in our commitment to empowering Afghan women and girls, fostering a world where every woman’s potential is realized, and every family prospers.