(From Kabul Prison Project)
Karima is a 19-year-old woman, who was arrested and imprisoned for the ‘crime’ of running away from home.
When Karima was in grade eight in school, her mother got her engaged to be married without consulting with Karima or her father. At the time, all Karima was interested in, was to complete her education and neither knew, nor cared to know about the man she was to marry. Two months after the engagement, her fiancé, who did not have the resources to hold a lavish wedding, asked her parents’ permission to […]
Women participants at a national conference of AWEC’s NSA program in three provinces, amazed and inspired conference attendees from the civil society, as well as from governmental agencies.
Twenty-seven year-old Nafisa (name changed) from Nehr Shahi is a member of the women’s ’shura’ in a remote village of Nehr Shahi district in Balkh. A mother of four children, Nafisa was not allowed to attend school as a girl, and was married off at a very young age. AWEC’s initiative opened a window of opportunity for her, and Nafisa was able to attend literacy classes facilitated […]
AWEC’s USAID-funded Initiative to Promote Afghan Civil Society in Panjsher, in partnership with Counterpart International encouraged the local community to raise approximately USD 150,000 to address the need for qualified school teachers in the province. In the course of discussions and dialogues on priority goals for policy action in the province among the community representatives, civil society groups, and government officials including the director of the Provincial Council and the Director of the Teacher Training Academy, one urgent problem identified was the lack of skilled teachers in Panjsheer schools.
As a model of a community self-help […]
Laila runs a small bakery business making and selling cookies in the local market in her village Qalai Mirza, in Behsood district of Nangarhar province. She earns a little over 100$ each month, with which she supports her family. As a young widow and mother of six children, only a few years ago, she was in despair, with no skills or resources to enable her to care for her family after the death of her husband
After joining AWEC’s Community Rights, Mobilization, and Response project for supporting women and benefitting from the vocational training provided, Laila learned to bake […]