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Founded in 1991 by a group of educated Afghan women in exile, the Afghan Women's Educational Center (AWEC) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, nonpolitical, and nongovernmental organization. AWEC actively advocates and raises awareness about women's and children's rights in Islam. Our core activities focus on supporting women, reducing and eventually eliminating violence, and increasing women's participation in the home and society. With over 30 years of experience, AWEC has deep knowledge and understanding of Afghanistan's current socioeconomic, cultural, and political complexities. AWEC is a leading organization in addressing the needs of various communities, recognizing that these needs are diverse and depend on multiple social and economic factors. Since 2002, AWEC has been working with women and communities to improve access to education, health, and vocational services in Afghanistan. Our initiatives also cover livelihood, protection, WASH, humanitarian aid, grant management, capacity building, social rehabilitation, cohesion, and justice. AWEC has implemented projects in Logar, Faryab, Kapisa, Khost, Panjshir, Wardak, Kabul, Balkh, Herat, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Badakhshan, Parwan, Paktia, Paktika, Laghman, Nuristan, and Bamyan provinces and maintains a current presence in Kabul, Balkh, Herat, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Badakhshan, Parwan, Paktia, Paktika, Laghman, Nuristan, and Bamyan.




An inclusive & just society, where all women & children have access to opportunities to improve their quality of life to realize their full potential.



AWEC demonstrates its commitment to the inclusion, protection & empowerment of Afghan women & children, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups striving towards a just future and social livelihood opportunities.



AWEC upholds values of inclusiveness, respect, integrity, accountability, fairness, professionalism, competence, excellence, collaboration, and team spirit. These values guide our actions and are crucial in achieving our mission and advancing our vision, ensuring ethical conduct and effective service to our communities.