158-24 73rd Avenue
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
Women for Afghan Women provides front line programs and services to women in crisis in 8 provinces in Afghanistan (Kabul, Kapisa, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Faryab, Sar-i-Pul, Nangarhar) and in Queens, NY.
Community Organizing: We embrace a community-based approach to fighting for women's rights. Our staff, which is almost 100% Afghan, regularly conducts trainings and workshops about women's rights according to the law and according to Islam.
Human Rights Advocacy: We engage in human rights advocacy in local community, in global arenas such as the United Nations, at the government level and through local and global media. WAW's advocacy messages are based on the reality of women's lives – we strive to influence law and policy makers whose decisions impact the lives of Afghan women in Afghanistan and New York.
Education: We provide literacy, vocational and life skills education in all our Centers and Shelters in Afghanistan. All the children in our care attend school. ESL and computer classes are offered at our Queens Community Center.