Afghan Women’s Network

The constitution of Afghanistan and other implementing
laws emphasize women’s rights and their roles in the society. Since women in
Afghanistan are in need of support, hence beside the governmental bodies, there
are other non-governmental organizations across the country working for women’s
rights to address the problems, challenges and recommendations for
them.

“After the United Nation Fourth World Conference
on Women in Beijing, China, in which a group of women from various organizations
and agencies of the United Nation participated; the theory to form a network for
the Afghan women’s cooperation and integration has developed. With inspire from
women’s movement in different part of the world; finally, in 1995 participants
(women) of the conference decided to establish Afghan Women Network (AWN).”
(source:
http://awn-af.net/index.php/cms/download/902
)

Afghan Women’s Network as an umbrella network of 130 NGOs and 3500
individual members believe in joint advocacy towards building a prosperous
nation. Women, Peace and Security; Women’s Political Participation and
Leadership; and Women’s Social & Legal Protection are the main strategic
areas of the Network, which implements its activities through advocacy and
lobbying, networking and coordination, and capacity building departments. It is
one of the largest civil society organization envisions Afghanistan in which
women and men live in a fair and discrimination free society. AWN also
facilitates opportunities for members in order to involve women in mainstreaming
of Afghan society welfare to utilize all the rights and obligations
equally.

The Afghan Women’s Network Newsletter, which prints
monthly basis, is a source of finding topics on women’s rights issues, AWN’s
activities, researches, press statements and other relevant issues with two
national languages (Dari and Pashtu) and English. As Chief Editor of this
Newsletter I collect and analyse information about AWN special events in order
to write news stories for publication, gather and verify factual information
regarding project development and implementation through interview, observation,
and research. We write newsletters according to the prescribed editorial style
and format standards, take photographs, edit, appear on meetings and conferences
programme when conducting taped or filmed interviews or narration, interviewing
the internal AWN responsive authorities, donors and external parties more to
develop the Newsletter.

 

 

Mohammad Elias Hatimi

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