Support Association for the Women of Afghanistan, help Afghan women, literacy, education


SAWA-Australia (NSW)
Support Association for the Women of Afghanistan NSW branch
SAWA-Australia (NSW), the Support Association for the Women of Afghanistan in New South Wales, was established in 2010 when the national association SAWA-Australia was reorganized into state associations. It continues the tradition of the national association of being operated entirely by volunteers.

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
Established in Kabul in 1977, RAWA is an independent service and political organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights and for social justice in Afghanistan. Not advocating violence, RAWA campaigns for women's rights and provides education and health facilities and programmes. Many of its operations are based in refugee areas in Pakistan.
Contact: P.O. Box 374, Quetta, Pakistan.

RAWA support organisations:

USA Afghan Women's Mission
Scotland RAWA Solidarity Scotland
Germany RAWA-Förderverein
Italy Coordinamento Italiano di Sostegno a RAWA
Japan Friends of RAWA in Japan

Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO)
A non-government organization registered in Afghanistan

AFCECO support organisations:

Charity Help International
An Annapolis, Maryland based non-profit organization that assists individuals and humanitarian groups around the world in utilizing communications services and Internet technologies to increase revenues, improve communications and help ensure long term support for their programs.

Children of Hope
A catholic charity

Organization for Promoting Afghan Women's Capabilities
Registered in Afghanistan since 2002 and in Pakistan since 2005 as a non-governmental, non-political and not-for-profit NGO, OPAWC works for the empowerment of Afghan women in the fields of education, health care, income generation and more.

OPAWC support organisations:

Child Victims of War
Child Victims of War exposes the impact of modern warfare on children. It works with partner organisations, providing care, protection and education for children.

Cooperazione per Sviluppo Paesi Emergenti.

Coordinamento Italiano Sostegno Donne Afghane.

Other progressive Afghan organisations:

Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan (HAWCA)
An organization of volunteers established in 1999 by a group of youth Afghan women and men to assist with legal, medical and other aid

Defense Committee for Malalai Joya
An organisation of support for Malalai Joya, the woman parliamentarian who denounced warlords in the Loya Jirga

Social Association of Afghan Justice Seekers (SAAJS)
An association established in 2007 to demand the prosecution of all Afghan war criminals in a competent and impartial national and international court.

Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (Hezb-e Hambastagi)
A democratic movement against warlordism and foreign occupation.

SAWA's supporters:

DAK Foundation (funded English classes 2011 and 2012)
the Daring Acts of Kindness charitable organization

GlobalQuest (funded computer classes 2011 and 2012)
the charity initiated and managed voluntarily by Coffey staff and supported by Coffey International

Planet Wheeler Foundation
the prescribed ancillary fund established in 2008 by Maureen and Tony Wheeler, founders of Lonely Planet Publications

SAWA's sponsors:

WILPF (Australia)
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Australian Education Union

ZONTA District 32
Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia and Northern Territory)

Association of Women Educators (Victorian Branch)

multi dimensional design studio

AndersenBowe Pty Ltd
accounting and taxation services

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