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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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Emergency Food Distribution and Health Information to Combat COVID-19

07 May 2020
Emergency Food Distribution and Health Information to Combat COVID-19

As the situation gets worst in Kabul and the number of victims of COVID-19 increases, HAWCA continues its focus on supporting the most vulnerable section of the society. HAWCA thanks Fons Mallorqui for supporting us in this time of crises. With their supports we were able to provide emergency food...

Support to Combat COVID-19 in Afghanistan

09 April 2020
Support to Combat COVID-19  in Afghanistan

Like many other countries, the Afghan government has also realized the danger that COVID-19 poses us all and thus have announced a completed lockdown in many provinces. However, the government has failed to prepare a plan to support the poor and needy in this time of crisis. More than 95%...

This IWD, let’s take inspiration from women who fought for our freedom

08 March 2020
This IWD, let’s take inspiration from women who fought for our freedom

8th March is chosen to be the Women’s Day in order to remember the day when ordinary women stood against tyranny and inequality and whose acts of courage and determination changed the lives of millions of women. Years have passed from that historical day yet women are oppressed even in...

Anual Report 2019

04 March 2020
Anual Report 2019

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Emergency Food Distribution to IDPs and Refugee Children in Kabul

25 January 2020
Emergency Food Distribution to IDPs and Refugee Children in Kabul

HAWCA as part of the ongoing project of LHSRI, supported by our highly valued partner FONS MALLORQUÍ DE SOLIDARITAT I COOPERACIÓ, initiated an immediate response emergency operation for the refugees and IDPs in four of the most highly populated and vulnerable camps located in Kabul. The focus of the food...

Anual Report 2018

21 July 2019
Anual Report 2018

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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 giving the responsibility to government to follow a criminal case.

5-   Reducing the time for divorce based on absence of husband from three years to one year.

6-   Punishing the culprits of violence even in the absence of demand from the victim.

7-   Punishing the culprits of stalking.

8-   Based on the regulation 1133 of the supreme court of Afghanistan, runaway is not a crime if it is done to escape violence but the person should refer to government, NGOs that provides social services or close relatives house, other wise it will assume that zina has taken place and the person will be punished. Our request from the government is that the regulation should be such that the woman escaping from violence could take shelter anywhere she feels safe and should not be considered a crime unless an ethnical crime has taken place.

9-   Including a clause for moral crimes and the punishment for it in the EVAW law.

10-                   The courts and judiciary must give priority to cases of violence against women.

11-                   Hiring professional lawyers and judges in the court and judiciary.

12-                   The government should guarantee its support to women victims of violence after they get their divorce.

13-                   The government should provide free psychosocial assistance to women victims of violence.

14-                   The government should provide educational facilities to women survivors of violence.

15-                   The government should provide job opportunities to women survivors of violence.

16-                   The government should include information from national and international laws on women rights in the school and university curriculum.

17-                   A national call for tender (with a strict verification of the characteristics of the proponents and evaluation of projects) to put money on awareness raising projects directed to men and women in the communities, taking as a central message "there is no excuse for violence against women" and "men should be accountable for their violent behaviors against women and girls", and "women are entitled as men are of human rights"... implemented through the direct participation of people

18-                   A specific awareness raising strategy to involve mullahs and religious authorities in the same subjects.

19-                   A serious and documented follow up of cases solved by mediation.

20-                   National system of founding for NGOs Antiviolence Centers to guarantee continuity of the service over time, putting rules on requirements/characteristics of the center.

21-                   A national call for tender (with a strict verification of the characteristics of the proponents and evaluation of projects) to put money on capacities building training for women connected with the labour market, to find a job after the training.