About us

(AWSDC) The Commitment for Change
Years of work expeirece

Afghan Women Skills Development Center

The Afghan Women Skills Development Center (AWSDC) founded in 1999 is a national non-governmental organisation (NGO), dedicated to the promotion and protection of the rights of women in Afghanistan and supporting Afghans to live in peace. After the fall of the Taliban regime in late 2001, AWSDC relocated to Afghanistan, continuing to work for the economic empowerment of Afghan women, while also promoting women’s rights more generally, with a particular emphasis on raising women’s participation in all walks of life, social, economic and political. As of 2012 the organization added Peacebuilding program into its strategic objective
Organization Policies and Strategies

The organization work is guided by clear policies and strategies

AWSDC is a women’s rights organization that strives to eliminate violence against women and their families by providing safe refuge, legal services, counselling and advocacy in

A society where Women are no longer subjected to violence, live in dignity and are able to participate in all aspects of life


Our Values

People-Centered: We are committed to promoting active participation of our staff and our beneficiaries in peace and development, through improving their capacities.
• Equity and Social Justice: We respect human diversity and work to ensure everyone is treated with respect and dignity, without discrimination on any grounds, including age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, political or tribal affiliation.
• Integrity: We uphold our vision and values at all times, acting with integrity, accountability and transparency and look with great interest in:

– Empowerment of women
– Educating children and Youths, who are deprived due to varies circumstances
– Fighting violence & exploitation of the vulnerable groups including street children
– Ensuring rights of persons living with disabilities
– Avoiding discrimination
– Promoting children rights
– Providing emergencies responses
– Advocating for Human Rights
– And prompting social cohesion at community level.

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Our Organizational Approaches

We take a right-based approach that is based on the context and needs/priorities of the target beneficiaries. We are committed to perusing the following Standards:
1. Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), which focuses on accountability to right-holders, host communities, partners and stakeholders.
2. We are committed to respect and implement organizational a humanitarian Code of Conducts;
3. We do understand and respect Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief (1994);
4. We are strongly supporting Afghanistan NGO’s Code of Conduct;

5. We are committed to respect and thus implement the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, (the Sphere Project);
6. In our programming, we do implement the IASC Gender Handbook and Gender Marker
7. We are supporting the ‘Do No Harm’ framework