Afghan Women’s Network (AWN)

AWN is comprised of over 3000 individual members from Afghanistan and Pakistan and over 72 Afghan women non-government organizations. AWN was created in 1995 by Afghan women as they recognized the value of working collaboratively towards their common goals. The network members work in both Pakistan and Afghanistan to the benefit of all Afghan women: refugees, rural women and educated women. As a representational and capacity building body, AWN is playing a critical role in the transition and reconstruction of Afghanistan. The goal is to build capacity of Afghan women to take active part in changing Afghan community attitudes towards women and children, and to participate in rehabilitation and reconstruction of the country in the private as well as civilservices.