Children attend school so their mothers can take classes as well.
Literacy, math, health & parenting, conflict resolution & peace-building, environment, community leadership & rehabilitation, human rights, women’s rights, rule of law, transitional justice, good governance & civil society, democracy, peace development and reconciliation. Also AWC specializes in Community Development, Health, Alternative Livelihood Program and small and medium-sized Enterprise Development and taught thousands of Afghan Women since 1986.
The first constraint for women is the lack of education. The literacy rate for adult women in Afghanistan remains one of the lowest in the world. Women are not aware of basic human rights and gender equality which adds to women's low confidence as well as the inablity to fully participate in the public and private sphere.
Moreover, the traditional contraints that prevent women from dealing directly with male purchasers and traders have negative implications on women's ability to enter into a productive business. These aforementioned challenges along with a lack of necessary skills means that women are often left alone with their household problems and as a consequence these problems have a higher priority for them than any community level issues.
As each specific target community presents a unique set of social and economic barriers to overcome, the project team ensured that each Women's Committee is established with the support of local communities after customs have been observed to ensure community support for the action. The community experts hired for the program ensured the support of local community members by conducting sensitization workshops, raising awareness sessions to the local people, efficiently mobilizing elders and other members of their families and advertising the activities of the project and its benefits.