OUR WORK IN AFGHANISTAN

Since 2002, Women for Women International - Afghanistan has reached more than 127,000 women in five provinces in Afghanistan.

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Decades of violence in Afghanistan have left millions of women and girls displaced or widowed. Common discriminatory practices, amplified by extremist groups, often make it dangerous for women to seek education, healthcare services, employment, or, in some cases, even to leave their homes.

About the Women we work with in Afghanistan

95%

of women in the programme have no formal education

31-40

is the median age of women in the programme

87%

of women have no formal education

The international community still has an important role to play in supporting Afghan women’s rights.

AFGHANISTAN RESPONSE

Learn how we are responding to the current situation in Afghanistan and see how you can take action for Afghan women today.

Women for Women International-Afghanistan participants attend a numeracy class.
Women for Women International-Afghanistan participants attend a numeracy class.

Our Work in Afghanistan

Since 2002, Women for Women International - Afghanistan has served more than 127,000 women through our year-long programme. We help women to build a sustainable future for themselves and their families through teaching them practical and helpful skills and engaging the males in their community.

The international community still has an important role to play in supporting Afghan women’s rights.
The international community still has an important role to play in supporting Afghan women’s rights.

NO ONE HEARS OUR VOICES: AFGHANISTAN REPORT

AFGHAN WOMEN SHARE THEIR HOPES AND FEARS

In their own words, Afghan women call for women's rights, inclusion in public life, urgent economic relief and for the international community to step in solidarity with them.

Zarghuna's STORY

"One of my friends told me about Women for Women International and how it provided training for women. That’s when I learned that I wasn’t alone in my suffering."

Women for Women International-Afghanistan participants learn jewellery making to earn an income
Women for Women International-Afghanistan participants learn jewellery making to earn an income

Our impact

From helping women to earn more money to huge increases in family planning practices, with your help, we've made a huge impact.

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