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

26 September 2018

I got married seven years ago with a person I didn’t know. It was my family decision, so I agreed. We have four children. In the first years of our relation, I was very happy and we had very enjoyable life. After some time my husband behavior changed. He left...

NIHR Global Health Research Group: A package of care for the mental health of survivors of violence in Afghanistan

18 September 2018

HAWCA is the Afghanistan partner organisation for an ambitious project to develop a comprehensive, adaptable package of care to improve the mental health of survivors of violence against women, modern slavery, and civil conflict in India, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. In collaboration with academic partners in the UK (University College...

Annual Report 2017

10 September 2018
Annual Report 2017

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(Code name 137) (To protect the identity of the victim HAWCA uses code name instead of the original names)

06 January 2018
(Code name 137) (To protect the identity of the victim HAWCA uses code name instead of the original names)

We are four sister and brothers and I am the eldest of them. When I was 10 years old my father died. My mother is an illiterate woman and she earns money for our maintenance in a very difficult way, all day long she works as cleaner and washes other...

Rape, Underage Sex, Forced Marriage, Abuse. That’s the Plight of Too Many Aghan Girls,

26 December 2017
Rape, Underage Sex, Forced Marriage, Abuse. That’s the Plight of Too Many Aghan Girls,

Sahar was only 10 years old when she was forced to marry an older man. Her father agreed to "trade" her in what is known in Afghan culture as " Badal " so he could have a second wife. Her husband stopped her from going to school, starved and beat...

(Code name 1) (To protect the identity of the victim HAWCA uses code name instead of the original names)

25 December 2017
(Code name 1) (To protect the identity of the victim HAWCA uses code name instead of the original names)

My mother and father are dead. My eldest brother is taking care of me. When I was 14 years old he wanted me to get married with an old man who was 50 years old. I told him that I do not want to marry now and specially not with...

Event to “End Violence Against Women” in Herat

15 December 2017
Event to “End Violence Against Women” in Herat

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,...

(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...