The Afghan Women’s Network

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Kabul, 19th July, 2005 AWN Coordination Meeting for the month of July, 2005 was conducted at AWN meeting hall, Kabul on 19th July, 2005 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The main agenda of this meeting comprised: Introduction of participants Discussion about how to fundraise and find funding opportunities for women’s programs inside the country Relationships of NGO members and AWN executive committees and the financial sector. (Read more on their Homepage).

Established in 1995, the Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) is a non-partisan network of women and women’s NGOs working to empower Afghan women and ensure their equal participation in Afghan society.

The education of children, especially young girls, is also a key goal. AWN seeks to enhance the effectiveness of its members by fostering partnership and collaboration between members, undertaking advocacy and lobbying, and building their individual capacities. The AWN originally served Afghan women and children in the refugee population of Pakistan. It continues to serve its members in the Pakistan camps who are reluctant to return home. But the AWN’s sights are also set on Afghanistan, where women’s rights are by no means assured, in spite of the fall of the Taliban. Its members are involved in a variety of projects: some run local Afghan NGOs that work for women or assist war-affected women and children. Others work for international humanitarian agencies, including the United Nations. Some of its leading members have played a prominent role in advancing women’s issues since the end of the war. Partnership: The Advocacy Project and AWN: (Read about projects on

AP continues to promote the work of AWN through the AP Newsletter, AdvocacyNet, and through press releases to our over 5,000 subscribers. Recently AdvocacyNet has highlighted AWN’s campaign to register women to vote in elections. (Read the story at this page).

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