Afghan Women Skills Development Centre
Vision and Mission
Empower Afghan women and enhance their capacities through education and training so that they can contribute to the process of sustainable development and peace. Their mission is to reinforce the sustainable development process of Afghan women and children.
- To build the capacity of women through skill development in the partner communities to establish their own businesses in order to play their desired role in their family and society.
- To address violence against women by providing shelter to victims of violence
- To advocate Women Human Rights issues at local, national and international level through workshops, seminars with active involvement of all the potential networking partners including Government line departments(Law makers judiciary, law enforcing agencies), NGOs etc
- To build peace and harmony among the partner communities through seminars trainings and workshops.
- To educate girls and women through community based education schools to increase literacy rate in the target area with active involvement of the communities.
- To work as a liaison or networking organization among those organizations having similar objectives to those of the organization (AWSDC) especially that address Women Human Rights issues.
The following are examples of projects carried out by AWSDC:
- Literacy and income generation project through stitching and quilt making was started in one village names Miana Guzar, district Jabal Siraj of Parwan province with financial assistance of Norwegian Church Aid (NCA). To make the before mentioned project sustainable, micro credit scheme was introduced.
- AWSDC has launched a peace building program in district Jabal Siraj district with financial assistance of Trocaire. In the Jabal Siraj district, AWSDC formed seven Shuras out of which one is established on district level having representation from all six zones of the district and six are established in each zone. They are working for peace development in their respective realms.
- In Ghazni district a nine month project for vocational training and Literacy was also completed and one hundred and forty women got benefited from it. A series of workshops on awareness on gender based violence were also conducted in which women and women from all over the district participated.
- As part of its strategies to address Women's rights issues AWSDC has been running the Women's shelters (first shelter in Afghanistan) for women and children victims of violence since April 2003.