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This Giving Season #CelebrateCourage!

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Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is celebrating the courage that inspires and drives our work.

We celebrate the courage it takes for survivors—women, girls, and their families—to step forward, seek help, and speak out. We celebrate the courage of our staff as they protect and serve, especially in Afghanistan under threats from the Taliban, Islamic State, and other extremist groups. We celebrate the courage of our loyal friends and supporters like you who continue to stand with us, in the midst of national and international hostility to immigrants, refugees, and Islam. With you and our collective courage, we are deeply and positively impacting lives.

At the root of the word courage is the French word for HEART, coeur. Our work at WAW, every day, is full of COURAGE and HEART.

This year, during our holiday drive, we ask you to #CelebrateCourage and WAW's heartfelt work.

Please consider renewing your support by giving to our Manizha Naderi Courage Fund.

WAW's Courage Fund, launched at our May 2018 Expo event, honors Manizha Naderi, WAW's Executive Director, as she transitions out of her role. The Fund celebrates the courageous interventions of Manizha and the WAW team over the past 17 years to save and change the lives of Afghan women and children, while acknowledging that we have a long way to go—and require more courage and commitment to continue this critical work.

Your support has made our tremendous growth possible. WAW is now the largest Afghan women's and children's rights organization in the world. We have 788 full-time staff, 32 facilities, and programs in 14 provinces throughout Afghanistan. In addition, WAW's work in the US includes our New York Community Center and Washington, DC advocacy office, with plans to expand into Northern Virginia and other Afghan immigrant and refugee communities.

We only have $39,000 more to go to meet our $125,000 goal to kick off 2019! Thanks to YOU, we surpassed our goal last year. We can do it again this year! Donate today and #CelebrateCourage with us!

In 2018, WAW in the United States and Afghanistan:

  • Provided services to nearly 7,000 women, children, and their families (up from 5,000 in 2017).
  • Trained more than 31,000 individuals on women's rights (up from 26,000 in 2017).
  • Provided nearly 111,000 conflict-induced internally displaced persons and refugee returnees with protection and monitoring services.

Since its founding in 2001 and by the end of 2018, WAW has achieved the following:

  • Provided services to nearly 38,000 women, children, and their families
  • Trained more than 362,000 individuals on women's rights
  • Provided nearly 723,000 conflict-induced internally displaced persons and refugee returnees with protection and monitoring services

Your generous support has inspired all of us at WAW to have courage every day and to take heart at what we can do together to protect women's and children's rights.

We must continue this critical work!


If you prefer to make a check donation, please make out your gift to:

"Women for Afghan Women"
158-24 73rd Avenue
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366