Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission
The functioning body of the commission consists of 6 program sections: (1) Human Right Education, (2) Women Rights Advancement, (3) Child Right Protection, (4) Monitoring and Investigation (5) Transitional Justice and (6) Unit for policy development and Research.
Find more information at: http://www.aihrc.org.af
The Afghan Women’s Mission
The Afghan Women’s Mission is a group of people moved to action by the plight of Afghan refugees, especially the women and children. The Mission was founded in January 2000 and continues to support many programs run by Afghan women including Malalai Hospital, schools, orphanages, agricultural programs, demonstrations and functions in support of women’s and human rights. The Mission is run by an active board of volunteer directors as well as by a number of dedicated volunteers.
Find more information at: http://afghanwomensmission.org/index.php
Afghan Women’s Network
The Afghan Women’s Network, based in Peshawar, is a non-political, non-profit organization. Its aim is to promote solidarity and cooperation amongst Afghan woman, and strengthening their capacity to enhance their self-reliance and attain their rights. Established in 1996, its members include Afghan women living as refugees in Pakistan, And Afghan women working in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Afghan women’s Network welcomes enquiries, and support to develop its competencies and capacities to become more effective.
Aina is a non-governmental organization, founded in 2001 by world-renowned photojournalist Reza, working to build and develop a thriving civil society through independent media and culture projects. To reach its objectives, Aina brings together a dedicated team of volunteers, media professionals and Afghans, of whom one third are women and a large number are experienced journalists. During the past four years, Aina has developed and supported several far-reaching projects throughout Afghanistan.
Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
Based in Canada, the overall goals of the organization are: 1) to support the empowerment efforts of women in Afghanistan and the refugee camps in Pakistan, and 2) to raise awareness in Canada of the need to secure and protect human rights for Afghan women. Projects are funded mainly from individual donations from Canadians and with ‘in-kind’ support of sponsors such as Rights and Democracy in Montreal.
Find more information at: http://www.w4wafghan.ca/
Cooperation Center for Afghanistan
The Co-operation Center for Afghanistan (CCA) is an Afghan non-governmental, non-political, non-profit making organization working to promote and protect human rights as well as to alleviate poverty among the Afghan people through long-term development Program.
CCA Main Office Peshawar
4, P/1, Phase IV, Main Road Opposite PDA,
Hayat Abad, GPO BOX. 1378
Phone: (92) 091-816386 & 815647
Fax: (92) 091-816386 & 815647
Email: hussaini [at] pes [dot] comsats [dot] net [dot] pk
Return of Qualified Afghans Programme
The EU-RQA programme focuses on the development of critical sectors in Afghanistan including: private businesses that provide goods and services in the domestic market, civil and social services, public infrastructure, and rural development. The EU-RQA programme will work to match your application with a list of available employment opportunities in the public sector for the Islamic Transitional Administration of Afghanistan or in private industry.
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
Established in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1977 as an independent political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan. RAWA�s objective was to involve an increasing number of Afghan women in social and political activities aimed at acquiring women�s human rights and contributing to the struggle for the establishment of a government based on democratic and secular values in Afghanistan. Activities in Pakistan can be summarized as: Education. Health care. Human rights.
Shuhada.org is focused on Hazara rights in Afghanistan. The organization’s objectives are:
- Involve women in various projects and to create awareness among them to take part in the reconstruction of Afghanistan;
- Extend education, health and other development services to the common people;
- Target the areas, communities and individuals ignored by the implementing agencies / NGOs and the donor agencies;
- Provide a decent standard of living to the families affected by the war (such as families headed by widows or disabled men) and low income families through the implementation of income generation programs;
- Promote self-reliance in the community;
- Directly involve the local community in the project;
- Ensure that the funds reached the intended beneficiaries with the minimum of losses;
- Implement projects with the minimum of possible actual and administrative costs;
- Work towards the development of the infra-structure and uniformity of social and relief services.
Find more information at: http://www.shuhada.org/
Solace has built 7 schools in Afghanistan for over 3000 students. Solace currently employs over 180 women in textile related cottage industry in the northern Afghan province of Jawzjan. Solace believes its model of providing a marketplace for the sale of high quality handcrafted goods, the proceeds of which are used to build Afghan girls schools, provides a solution for improving the economic and educational opportunities for women.
Wahdat Guardian Organization
Wahdat Guardian Organization (WGO) started with an aim to address social issues in Hazara neighborhoods. The organization realized the need of a platform which can help in realizing the dreams of the Hazara society. Since its inception almost 10 years ago, WGO today plays an important role which is acknowledged at the National and International levels.
Women�s Alliance for Peace and Human Rights in Afghanistan (WAPHA)
WAPHA’s mission is to achieve the following goals among others: Full restoration of Afghan women and girls� human rights. Afghan women�s full participation in the peace processes and future government.