Reports

Women in Turkmanya Village of Pashtonkowt District Balkh Seek Literacy

10.06.2014
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AWEC’s Women’s Rights project empowers women for the realization of their rights. One main objective is to enable women to access their right to education, and through literacy bring positive changes in their personal status and life.

AWEC organized community based groups and provided workshops to build the capacities of local women with the help of the Community Based Organizations (CBO’s), to enable them to identify their own needs.  Through the intervention of the CBOs facilitated by AWEC, the district literacy department established a literacy class for 67 women in the village in May 2014, and […]

Youth, Civil Society, and the Second Round Presidential Election

8.06.2014
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AWEC’s Information Resource Center hosted a panel discussion on the topic:  Youth, Civil Society, and Second Round Presidential Elections, on June 05, 2014. Participating panelists were Dr Anar Kali Honaryar – Senator, Dr Suraya Sobhrang – Commissioner of Human Rights, Muhammad Nayeem Asghari – Program Manager FEFA, and Professor Hashim Ameen from Kabul Education University.

More than 70 people from civil society and educational institutions participated in the political discussion. The panelists spoke about the role of youth and civil society in ensuring optimum participation in the upcoming elections, and explained the strategies for monitoring that were in place.  Professor Hashim Ameen […]

AWEC Empowers Rural Women To Build A Bright Future

5.06.2014
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AWEC’s Non-State Actors (NSA) Project aims to empower and organize rural women to have a prominent role in community building, and to enhance their status within their families and communities.  The most significant achievement of the project is the enhanced role of women in conducting community affairs, and in decision making at household and community levels.  Women have understood the value of literacy, and engage with local governments to organize literacy courses in their villages.  Women ‘shuras’ meet once a month to discuss important issues that affect their lives, and those of their families.  They participate in resolving […]

AWEC Leads Civil Society Network for Promotion of Gender Equity and Equality

3.06.2014
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As part of its efforts for advocating gender mainstreaming in public and private sectors in Afghanistan, AWEC, as gender core partner in the Tawanmandi program, created a Gender Network in March 2014, with participant member organizations including 25 NGOs, 15 government ministries, and 12 private individuals.  The objective of this network is to ensure gender mainstreaming in public and private sector organizations in Afghanistan through advocacy and information sharing.  To start the process, the network drafted a constitution, and elected a13-member board of directors to lead initiatives.

On May 29, 2014, the Gender Network Board of Directors held its […]