BECOMING
HER
IN AFGHANISTAN

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We support women in Afghanistan to do the impossible possible. We do this by giving them the tools they need to be successful in socio-economic spheres.

Her Afghanistan is a organization dedicated to the advancement of young Afghan women. Her Afghanistan, global online platform for professionals around the world to support Afghan women in fields of security, peace, foreign policy and tech.

Her Vision

To build Afghanistan for her and with her.

Her Mission

To empower Afghans to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through this platform.

Her Goals

Provide a platform of connections, resources and opportunities; Demonstrate that advancing women directly contributes to the prosperity of all; Encourage girls and young women to choose security, peace, foreign policy, and tech careers.

Her Facts

Afghanistan is ranked as one of the most dangerous places in the world to be born a woman, according to a survey by the Thompson Reuters Foundation. A report by Global Rights estimates that almost 90 percent of women experience physical or psychological abuse. As in all war-torn societies, women suffer disproportionately.

Estimated 2/3rd of Afghan Girls Do Not Attend School

Despite Afghan government and international donor efforts since 2001 to educate girls, an estimated two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school. Eighty-seven percent of Afghan women are illiterate, while 70-80 percent face forced marriage, many before the age of 16. Government statistics from 2014 show that 80 percent of all suicides are committed by women, making Afghanistan one of the few places in the world where rates are higher among women.

SupportHer

Your support means to us. This will help us further our mission of helping women in Afghanistan.

Give A Lecture

Provide a minimum of 15-minute video in advancing the knowledge of Afghan women in security, peace, foreign policy, and tech.

Share Materials

Share and upload documents that could be useful and effective in the field of security, peace, foreign policy, and tech.

Share Opportunities

Share fellowship and scholarship opportunities with the women of Afghanistan so they can have access to knowledge and resources they need.

Sponsor A Discussion

Sponsor and host a conference in your country on Afghanistan. We will recommend attendees and speakers, as well as partners.

Host A Debate

Host a roundtable discussion in your country on Afghanistan, we will be happy to partner with you to organize a great session.

Publish A Story

Support young Afghan voices in security, peace, foreign policy and tech by publishing their content related ott their work and achievements.

HerStory

The history of women’s struggle for equality and liberation in Afghanistan is often misunderstood and misrepresented. HerAfghanistan exists to change the image. But see how?

Empowering Her

We provide women with the tools and resources so they are empowered to do a better job than before.

Engaging Her

We find ways women can take the lead when it comes to social engagement, we connect them with a wider network.

Promoting Her

We identify and promote women leaders in Afghanistan so they are known to the world and the impact they have made.

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Projects

7,000

Women Trained

10,000

Families Supported

4,500

Team Members

HerWork

See the amazing work we have been doing so far. We expand our work to more areas touching additional women, men and families

Empowerment

Mariam Wardak Mar 11, 2019

Here's how we are trying to empower others in society to help them realize their potential and do more. Read More

Afghan Super Women

Mariam Wardak Mar 17, 2019

Afghanistan has many superwomen. No, their dreams are not borrowed from the US or Taliban Read More

4Girls Global Leadership

Mariam Wardak Mar 8, 2019

Empowerment is what today’s young women want to serve their societies and communities better. Read More

Women Who Set An Example

Mariam Wardak Mar 16, 2019

A need to take charge of the situation and facilitate a dialogue among women representatives. Read More

Are We Caught?

Mariam Wardak Feb 20, 2019

Women in South Asia: Are we caught between Tradition & Modernity?' at the WION Global Summit in Dubai. Read More

Examining State Responses

Mariam Wardak Aug 23, 2020

Examining the underlying context that shape responses of governments, societies and communities. Read More

HerTeam

We have brought a team of experienced journalists and digital PR experts. Our community is growing as we continue making an impact.

Her Afghanistan Founders

Mariam Wardak

Anaylist

Munaza Shaheed

Journalist, writer and anchor for Voice of America

Her Afghanistan Board

Sahra Karimi

Afghan film Director

Nadima Sahar

member of The Initiative’s Advisory Board

Behnaz Babazadeh

Afghan-born artist

Gulalai Noor Safi

Gulalai Noor Safi

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