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Afghan Women’s Educational Center (AWEC)

Overview

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  • Founded Since 1850

Organization Description

AWEC is a non-political, non-profit, woman-headed national organization established in 1991 by a group of educated Afghan women in exile who rallied together to address the lack of facilities for Afghan refugees in Islamabad and, eventually Peshawar in Pakistan. AWEC has always been involved in advocacy and awareness-raising for women’s and children’s rights while providing services to those who frequently fall through safety nets. In recent years, one of AWEC’s core activities has been to support women through mobilizing Afghans, from local communities to political elites, towards the goal of reducing and eventually eliminating violence against women.

Their vision in AWEC is “an inclusive and just society with sensitized and responsive public and private sector, where all women and children have access to opportunities to improve their quality of life to realize their full potential”.