Afghanistan Women Council (AWC)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: # 61 Burj-eBarq
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Country: Afghanistan
Region: Southern and Eastern Asia
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Training
  • Sustainable Livelihood / Alternative Development

  • Other:'Human rights,Health,Governance'
Short description:
Afghanistan Women Council (AWC) is a non-governmental, non-political, non profit, non-sectarian organization founded in 1986 to support the Afghan Women in refugee environment in Peshawer, Pakistan. AWC started it’s activities for human Rights, Women and children Rights, peace Building, Gender and Democracy in 1993 by the efforts of Ms. Fatana Ishaq Gailani with aim to assist Afghan Women and children.

AWC’s Vision: To empower women by improving their capacity to raise their standard of life, make them self-sufficient and restore their respect in the Afghan Society.

AWC’s Mission: To enlighten women and children, improve their living conditions and strengthen their health, education and socio-economic status in society by their multi-lateral involvement in development activities.

AWC’s Objectives:
• To secure civil and social rights of women based on the Islamic principles and Afghan culture and traditions;
• To create understanding, cooperation and harmony among Afghan women on issues of national and international importance;
• To advance the place of women in Afghan society;
• To encourage and promote education for Afghan women at the national level;
• To improve the social, economic, health and cultural conditions of Afghan women;
• To establish friendly relations with similar organizations around the world; and
• To provide opportunities for the active participation of women, within Afghan culture, in educating the next generation, rehabilitation and development of Afghan society through building their capacity.
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