The Afghan Women’s Mission AWM

a project of IHC

Linked with Sayed Naqi – Afghanistan.

The Afghan Women’s Mission is a group of people moved to action by the plight of Afghan refugees, especially the women and children. The Mission was founded in January 2000 and continues to support many programs run by Afghan women including Malalai Clinic, schools, orphanages, agricultural programs, demonstrations and functions in support of women’s and human rights. The Mission is run by an active board of volunteer directors as well as by a number of dedicated volunteers … (about 1/2).

Homepage and latest news;
Health Care;
Sustainable Development;
Multimedia Gallery;
Linked with RAWA’s website;
Newsletter: subscribe down left column;
Address: The Afghan Women’s Mission
2460 North Lake Avenue, PMB 207, Altadena, CA 91001, USA;
Contact online.

About 2/2: The Afghan Women’s Mission was founded in response to the compelling need for adequate hospital facilities near Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan. Our first undertaking was the re-opening of the Malalai Hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. This flagship project was effectively started in late 2001.

In 2005, Malalai Hospital was transitioned into Malalai Clinic in Khewa refugee camp. Broadly speaking, the objectives of the Afghan Women’s mission fall into three categories:

  • 1. Health Care: establish and operate free health centers serving primarily Afghan women and children.
  • 2. Education and Empowerment: support schools and other programs for Afghan refugees to alleviate emotional suffering and decrease illiteracy and joblessness; and to empower Afghan women to build sustainable livelihoods.
  • 3. Awareness: conduct campaigns to increase public awareness on women’s and human rights and related issues in Afghanistan and Afghan refugee camps.

Board of Directors: … (full text).

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