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Afghan Women Education Center (AWEC) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, nonpolitical, nongovernment organization established in 1991 by a group of educated Afghan women in exile. AWEC actively advocates and raises awareness about women's and children's rights in Islam. AWEC's core activities have been to support women, to reduce and eventually eliminate violence, and to increase women's participation in the home and society. AWEC has over 32 years of experience in education, development, empowerment, and in-depth knowledge and understanding of Afghanistan's current socioeconomic, cultural, and political complexities. AWEC is a leading organization in addressing the needs of various communities, acknowledging that communities' needs are diverse and depend on multiple social and economic factors. Since 2004, AWEC has been working with women and communities in general to improve access to education, health, and vocational services. In addition, AWEC has also been working in Health, Livelihood, WASH, Humanitarian, CSO capacity building, Social cohesion and Justice. AWEC has active offices in more than 11 provinces of Afghanistan, such as Kabul, Balkh, Herat, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Badakhshan, Parwan, Paktia, Paktika, Laghman, Nuristan and soon in Bamyan province.




An inclusive & just society with sensitized & responsive public & private sectors, where all women & children have access to opportunities to improve their quality of life in order 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 attaining their rights.



Inclusiveness and respect, Integrity, Accountability, fairness, Professionalism, competence, Excellence, collaboration & team spirit.