Director’s Message 

Dear Friends,

Afghan Women’s Educational Center (AWEC) has completed 28 years of aid work with women and children and expanded from its initial beginnings. We have embarked on a journey that began by Afghan refugee women to reach distant communities and difficult provinces inside Afghanistan since 2002.

the year 2018 had been challenging year for both the NGOs and the Afghan people in large where only till mid last year over 5000 civilians’ casualties’ were reported by UNAMA. We are proud that despite of various obstacles our team of dedicated staff was able to reach 21,537 beneficiaries by working with a wide range of dedicated individuals, communities and partners in government, donors and like minded NGOs.

AWEC in the period of last year continued to implement ten projects and has planned several others running through pipeline. Our main focus has been to support marginalized group work with women in prison, children in crisis with laws, street and working children, education in emergency for returnees and DPs. We also focused on women Leadership and participation in politics and peace. Engaging with partners AWEC was able to train over 120 women across the country who contested in 2018 parliamentary election and by the same token trained and nurtured over 2,266 young women in leadership and management skills.

We have been  constantly growing and expanding by learning through our involvement with other groups like Peace is loud, UNWOMEN, OXFAM, Alert International and engaging with SALAH consortium. We have kicked off a number of initiative and explored our partnership with well- established media organizations like Journalist UNION, Pazhwak and The Afghan Herald to promote the role of women in domain of media and making sure that there is a gender balanced reporting across the board. Our success is the success of all women and community. With the continuous support and commitment of our donors, partners, Board and volunteers, AWEC is ready for the 2019 and challenges and achievements ahead in 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                 Palwasha Hassan
                                                                                                                                                                Executive Director (AWEC)