founder of AWSDC, Mary Akrami


The Afghan Women Skills Development Center (AWSDC) is a national non-governmental organisation (NGO), based in Kabul and dedicated to the promotion and protection of the rights of women in Afghanistan.

Mahbouba Seraj

Shelters for the battered women are an absolute must in Afghanistan. If it wasn’t for the NGOs who are running these “safe houses” for women, most of them would have been in prison rotting with no one to follow their cases or on the streets of the capital Kabul or the main cities in the provinces selling their bodies for prostitution. I spend a lot of time with these women and know their stories intimately. I have sat with them many nights listening to their stories, at times crying with them, I have also been very happy and celebrated when their cases were solved and the results were in their favor. Thes women are mothers, newlyweds, young girls, they are daughters, wives, sisters of men who abuse them sexually, beat them blue and black to death, or sell them to a man four times their age. These are the ugly realities of Afghanistan, we know it and we are not proud of it, but we are working to bring about change in their lives and we can only do that if you the world support us. Thank you

Mahbouba "Seraj" Executive Director

our Primary Partners


Afghan Women Network

The Afghan Women’s Network is a non-governmental organization which was created in 1996 by Afghan women following the World Conference on Women in Beijing and works to “empower women and ensure their equal participation in Afghan society


Norwegian Church Aid

NCA is an international non-governmental organisation that has been working with Afghanistan for over 30 years. NCA’s approach is to work in partnership with national NGOs, in the areas of long term development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy. 

UN women

UN Women

United nation

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

Our Donors

board members

mary akrami

founder of AWSDC

horia mosadeq

sultan maqsood fazel

dr. Soraya Rahim sobhrang

Palwasha hassan

shafiqa habibi

how to find us

Working hours

Sunday- Thursday:8:00-15:30 Hrs
(Phone until 17:30 Hrs)

We are here

Parwan 2, District 4, Kabul Afghanistan
Phone : +93 784 032 602 / 0700297 405
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