Stand #ByHerSide in Afghanistan with WAW

by Women for Afghan Women
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Stand #ByHerSide in Afghanistan with WAW
Stand #ByHerSide in Afghanistan with WAW
Stand #ByHerSide in Afghanistan with WAW
Stand #ByHerSide in Afghanistan with WAW
Stand #ByHerSide in Afghanistan with WAW
Stand #ByHerSide in Afghanistan with WAW
Stand #ByHerSide in Afghanistan with WAW
Stand #ByHerSide in Afghanistan with WAW
Stand #ByHerSide in Afghanistan with WAW


Women for Afghan Women's (WAW's) #ByHerSide program in Afghanistan provides access to critically-needed health services including life-saving treatment and surgery for survivors of rape, incest, physical abuse, or violence by family or community members; OBGYN services for pregnant women (including supplements to reduce incidences of malnutrition); and birth and after-birth services in proper medical facilities. For a full scope of WAW's life-changing programs, visit

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Afghanistan is one of the worst places on earth to be a woman because of endemic gender-based violence. According to research by Global Rights, nearly 90% of Afghan women experience gender-based violence, most perpetrated by family members. Additionally, health services are very basic: surgery services are not comprehensive; hygiene amongst medical professionals is poor; resources are scarce, including basic medicine (such as pain relievers); and malnutrition is commonplace.


Your support to WAW and to the #ByHerSide program will provide 500+ women and children with critical and immediate emergency services and/or resources to provide: treatment for survivors of rape or incest, intensive emergency and safety counseling, medical services/procedures, safe shelter and housing, and successful (safe) reintegration of women and children into the community. Education and advocacy for communities will change and ultimately eradicate harmful practices/beliefs against women.

Long-Term Impact

WAW was founded in 2001 to advocate for women then living under Taliban rule in Afghanistan. Now, WAW is the largest Afghan women's organization in the world, standing #ByHerSide for over 25K Afghan women and girls, and training over 330K individuals on women's rights -- all thanks to supporters like you! #ByHerSide is just one of WAW's comprehensive programs and services, which are saving lives everyday and creating long-term cultural change in eradicating violence against women in Afghanistan.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Women for Afghan Women

Location: Fresh Meadows, NY - USA
Women for Afghan Women
Manizha Naderi Parand
Project Leader:
Manizha Naderi Parand
Executive Director
Fresh Meadows, NY United States

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