The brave women of Afghanistan suffered immensely under the Taliban and continue to endure hardships as they work to rebuild their country. The American people have not forgotten their plight. Our compassion is enduring , and we are working hard to improve the situation of the women of Afghanistan. The United States is committed to the goal of a thriving, peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan – a goal for which the talented and determined women of Afghanistan are essential. Without their full participation, Afghanistan cannot flourish.
The U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council harnesses the power of the American people as an agent for positive change. We are a public-private partnership that connects the U.S. and Afghan governments to the private sector and NGOs to develop and implement initiatives for Afghan women and girls. Council Members are pre-eminent figures in government, the private sector, and philanthropy. We develop and implement projects to improve the lives of Afghan women and children in health, education and literacy, entrepreneurship, and political leadership.
The Council has made considerable public sector investments in education, health, and job-creation programs. In addition, we have:
For more information, and to find out how you can get involved, please visit us at http://gucchd.georgetown.edu/usawc.