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Ongoing Projects

Blossoms With No Spring: I want to live for myself! produced by HAWCA and funded by EC and ICCO, depicts the story of two women, "Zakira" and "Shukria" who represent a large population of the country, being victims of early forced marriages; which ends in violence against women, rape, self-immolation of women and health problems.

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(Code name 2) (To protect the identity of the victim HAWCA usesa code name instead of the original names)

10 December 2017
(Code name 2) (To protect the identity of the victim HAWCA usesa code name instead of the original names)

I was born in a poor family in Kabul city, when I was 16 years old in 5th grade, because of our poor economy and without my consent my father engaged me to someone that I did not like. I told my parents several time that I am not happy...

Training in Mazar Sharif for the Human Rights Defender

27 November 2017
Training in Mazar Sharif for the Human Rights Defender

Building the capacity of the human right defenders has always been one of the most important activities of HAWCA. In September 2017 HAWCA targeted the human right defenders in Balkh province and provided workshops for the defenders in Nahrshahi, Dehdadi. Shulgara, Charbolak and mazar city. The workshops focused on developing...

Introduction of booklet (Exit from Violence “you are not alone”)

20 November 2017
Introduction of booklet (Exit from Violence “you are not alone”)

 Click here to download the pdf format. The booklet Exit from Violence “you are not alone” was presented by HAWCA program manager on 19th of November and it was distributed to all the participants of the program. It contained information on forms of violence, how to realize that a woman...

Event to end violence against women

19 November 2017
Event to end violence against women

Precious Lives has been implemented in Kabul and Herat provinces with the aim of bringing dignity back to the Afghan women. This project provided Legal Aid for women victims of violence in 4 centers (HAWCA LAC Kabul, LAC Herat, HAWCA WPC and OPAWC) have been established in Kabul and Herat,...

The demands of the program held on 19th of November by HAWCA from the governments were as follows:

19 November 2017
The demands of the program held on 19th of November by HAWCA from the governments were as follows:

1- Proper and full implementation of EVAW law in the courts and other legal entities. 2- Change of legal marriage age from 16 years to 18 years. 3- Prevention of child and force marriages and punishing the culprits. 4- Removal of Claus 2 of article 39 of EVAW law and...

(Code name 003) (To protect the identity of the victim HAWCA uses code name instead of the original names)

12 November 2017
(Code name 003) (To protect the identity of the victim HAWCA uses code name instead of the original names)

It is about 15 years that I got married. Soon after marriage I learned that my husband loves someone else. He belonged to a farmers’ family but was in love with the daughter of a rich landlord who rejected his proposal for marriage. Every night he uses to talk about...

(Code name 002) (To protect the identity of the victim HAWCA uses code name instead of the original names)

04 November 2017
(Code name 002) (To protect the identity of the victim HAWCA uses code name instead of the original names)

Six month ago my mother died due to the cancer that she had. my father is addicted to drugs. I am the eldest daughter of the family so I have to take all responsibilities of my family. One day I went to Kabul with my family to take part in...

Old customs still play an important role in women lives

28 October 2017
Old customs still play an important role in women lives

The Pashtoon traditional culture states that if the husband dies, the wife has to marry his brother. This custom still prevails in many tribes and many women are still victim of this form of violence. (Code name 001) (To protect the identity of the victim HAWCA uses code name instead...