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Country profile - Afghanistan

A Women for Women International programme participant in Afghanistan. Photo Credit: Rada Akbar


Since 2002, Women for Women International - Afghanistan has reached more than 120,000 women through our work.

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.

The Friends of Rights Association, Fatima, 60, with hand tumor, knitting
Photo: Rada Akbar

Our Work in Afghanistan

Since 2002, Women for Women International - Afghanistan has served more than 120,000 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.

Photo Credit: Rada Akbar

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."

The Future Makers Association. Members holding thank-you signs
Photo: Rada Akbar

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.

Change a woman's life

Your monthly gifts of £22 could help support her through a year-long training programme that will give her the skills to support her family and transform her life.

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