We honor and appreciate all the generous support from our donors. Our work would not be possible without this vital financial and moral support.

If you would like further information on donating funds or your skills, please contact us at afghanw@afghanistanwomencouncil.org.

Thank you to the following donors (partial list):

War Child Canada
British Embassy, Kabul
Global Fund for Women
Afghan Wairless, Kabul
Kabul Bank
The Foundation for the Refugee Education Trust (RET), Peshawar, Pakistan
Universal Peace Federation
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
World Food Program (UN)
BRAC Afghanistan (Bangladesh)
Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
ISAF (Provincial Reconstruction Team, PRT)
Governor of Jalalabad
Governor of Kandahar
Ms. Debra Denker (Rabia)
Ms. Susan Aragaki
Mr. Abdurahman

Numerous other donors and volunteers not mentioned here are greatly appreciated!
                                                 Association for Women's            BRAC Afghanistan
                                                 Rights in Development (AWID     (Bangladesh)
 British Embassy Kabul

Who We Are

Fatana Gailani, Founder, Afghanistan Women Council

Ms. Fatana Said Gailani, who comes from an influential family of Kabul, has become one of the most prominent advocates of Afghan women's rights. After she sought refuge in Pakistan in late 1978 due to her opposition to the Communist regime of Noor Mohammad Tarraki, she began her humanitarian work in 1980 by providing medical assistance for Afghan refugees. Mrs. Gailani founded the Afghanistan Women Council (AWC) in 1986 and started its activities for human rights, women's rights, children's rights and peace building in 1993. The main 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 developmental activities.

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What We Do

AWC runs the Ariana School, the Mother and Child Health Clinic in Peshawar, which provides education and medical care to refugee families, and the Nazo AnaClinic, a 20-bed hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, that kept its doors open throughout all five years of the Taliban regime. AWC also manages humanitarian relief efforts for newly-arrived refugees and publishes the monthly journal, Zan-e-Afghan (Aghan Women) to mobilize women to bring peace and stability to the country. AWC creates and administers innovative projects such as trade training, literacy, health kit disbursement, and TBA training. AWC also strives to provide a voice for women through political representation in the new government.

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Learn more about our Micro-Finance Program and read amazing stories of transformation from women who have received a loan.


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