History of AWSDC

AWSDC is a Non-Governmental Organization established in 1999 in Pakistan by a group of Afghan committed women’s to provide services for other women for their skills development and economic empowerment.

The organization continued to operate in Afghan refugee camps and urban areas with Afghan population. The organization particularly focused on building awareness of the women about their human rights, offered them skilled development opportunities, oriented and introduced them to entrepreneurship and organized literacy training and English language courses for Afghan women.

After the fall of Taliban regime in the wake of 11 September 2001, AWSDC shifted its operation to Afghanistan continuing skills development, social and economic development, and advocacy for promotion of women rights, inclusion of women in social, economic, and political spheres.

The organization is formally registered with the Ministry of Economy of the Government of Afghanistan also with the Ministry of Women Affair. Since its establishment, the organization has been focused on promotion and protection of women rights, mobilization and advocacy for respect to women rights, social, political and economic empowerment of Afghan women and advocacy for policy and legislative action for respecting human rights of women in Afghanistan. The organization has closely been working with the international community, Afghan civil society, United Nations and Government of Afghanistan on issues related to women rights.