Afghanistan Women Council (AWC) is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit, non-sectarian Charity Organization founded in 1986 by the efforts of Ms. Fatana Ishaq Gailani and a group of Afghan women with an aim to assist Afghan women and children. The predominant objective of the organization is to enlighten women, improve their living conditions and strengthen their socio-economic status in society by their multi-lateral involvement in development activities. AWC is registered with the Government of Pakistan and Afghanistan as a charity NGO. It has run various activities (primary, secondary, high school and school of higher education, class 13, 14, mobile clinics, hospital for mother and child and psychosocial counseling for women, skills training, support to women without bread winner and at risk to send them to the US, awareness of human rights, women and children rights, peace building and democracy), for Afghan refugees in Peshawar, Pakistan since 1986. It has also run a hospital in Kabul since 1992. AWC is registered with the Ministry of Economy in Afghanistan. Also registered with Amnesty international USA, UK, Spain, Japan, Canada, and Pakistan, as a Human Rights Defender Organization.
During my trip to Afghanistan, I visited the AWC organisation and found that they are doing a lot in order to provide as much help as possible to the Afghan people. I have taken some photographs of the garments produced by members of the organistaion, If you are interested in purchasing Afghan garments from the AWC then please get in touch.
AWC help young Afghan women stand on their own feet, without the help of anyone else.
Even a small donation will do wonders.