Women for Women International is a global organisation dedicated to serving women survivors of war and conflict.
Through our programmes, women learn the skills they need to rebuild their families and communities.
We have operated in Afghanistan since 2002, serving over 127,000 women– and we are here to stay.
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In the last year, Afghan women have experienced devastating rollbacks of their human rights.
Actions from the international community such as broad sanctions have compounded the harm to Afghan women, their families and communities.
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Since 2002, we’ve reached more than 127,000 women in five provinces in Afghanistan and are continuing to expand our reach. Today we are one of the few organisations providing direct services to Afghan women.
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Learn more and raise the voices of Afghan Women by sharing their stories
In the past 12 months, we have seen women's rights in Afghanisan roll back - and they continue to be restricted more and more.
We've compiled a list of books, blogs, podcasts, (and more!) so you can hear directly from Afghan women and learn about their inspirational and courageous stories.
I was very disappointed and stressed when the new government (in Afghanistan) took over because it was so hard for me to enrol in this programme, and suddenly I couldn't learn anything, but when I heard about the resuming of the programme, I was very happy.
Latifa Faqirzada worked for Women for Women International - Afghanistan for nearly four years. With the help of the UK government, she left Kabul in August 2021 during the final days of the US/UK troop withdrawal. She is currently residing in London and advocating for the women who remain in Afghanistan. This blog is her personal story.
Being in the programme, I enjoyed having the space to connect with other women in the skill-building and social empowerment classes. I was learning things that I never imagined I would have the opportunity to learn in my life.
Situational assessment and recommended actions based on the perspectives and experiences of Afghan women. Hear directly from Afghan women about their challenges and hopes for the future.
The photographs published on this page were taken before the Burqa mandate.