Brief history of AWWD

The Afghan Women Welfare Department (AWWD), a non-affiliated and nonprofit making Afghan woman NGO, was established in July 1989. The purpose was to deal with the great women-related emergency needs, which existed in providing services to the Afghan refugee women in NWFP. During the past years of war in Afghanistan, the Afghan women have been deprived of all their human and national rights including right to education and health care.

 

There have been a lot of restrictions and limitations imposed on women getting self-reliant. Apart from all these restrictions, the civil war more imposed limitations on women’s welfare. AWWD, as a woman’s organization strives and is established for the mere purpose of Afghan women’s welfare in refugee situation. The AWWD achieves its objectives through providing community based programs especially in refugee camps where the most vulnerable women deprived of help live.

 

The support AWWD provides to women is not only confined to these women, AWWD provides educational and income generation services around rural areas of Peshawar for educated Afghan females who are searching for such opportunities.

 

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

The Afghan Women Welfare Department (AWWD), a non-affiliated and non-profit making Afghan woman NGO, was established in July 1989. The purpose was to deal with the great women-related emergency needs, which existed in providing services to the Afghan refugee women in NWFP.

During the last three decades of war in Afghanistan, the Afghan women have been deprived of all their human and national rights including right to education and health care. There have been a lot of restrictions imposed on women getting self-reliant. Apart from all these restrictions, the civil war more imposed limitations on women’s welfare. AWWD, as a woman’s organization strives and is established for the mere purpose of Afghan women’s welfare in refugee situation.

The AWWD achieves its objectives through providing community based programs especially in refugee camps where the most vulnerable women deprived of help live. The support AWWD provides to women is not only confined to these women, AWWD provides educational and income generation services around rural areas of Peshawar and as well as Afghanistan for educated Afghan females who are searching for such opportunities.

In the past twenty eight (28) years, AWWD has approximately trained more than 27,000 Afghan women in the fields of Education, Vocational Training program, Income-generation training program, Health, advocacy training and emergency relief services. These programs included Free Coaching Classes to Increased Female Enrolment at University, Human Rights/Women Rights, Gender awareness, English Language Programs, Management Training, Health Education Program, Typing and Computer Training Program, Literacy, Tailoring Training Program, Carpet Weaving Training Program, Vulnerable Female Refugee Assistance Program, Poultry, Soap and Candle Making Training Program, Credit System (providing loan), Kitchen Gardening, Embroidery Training. Currently AWWD has offices in Kabul and Jalalabad. AWWD will extend its activities to all other provinces of Afghanistan whenever the security situation improved.

Currently AWWD operates in Kabul and Jalalabad and implementing projects such as English and Computer training programs, DIT program, Women Rights/Human Rights project and women and Islam booklet Trainings, Free Coaching Classes for University Entry Test Exam, literacy and Humanitarian Assistance for women in Afghanistan HAWA within its two offices, Kabul, Nangarhar.

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The Afghan Women Welfare Department (AWWD), a non-affiliated and nonprofit making Afghan woman NGO, was established in July 1989. The purpose was to deal with the great women-related emergency needs, which existed in providing services to the Afghan refugee women in NWFP. During the past years of war in Afghanistan, the Afghan women have been deprived of all their human and national rights including right to education and health care. Read more...