Equality and justice - HAWCA strongly emphasizes the equality and dignity of every woman and man, and believes that all people should be free to exercise their rights as citizens as defined in Afghanistan's Constitution and other international treaties signed and ratified by Afghanistan.

Independence - HAWCA is not dependant on or affiliated with any other institution and believes in mutual respect and an independent way of working.

Cooperation and partnership - HAWCA believes in partnerships where committed organizations work in collaboration for a common cause.

Knowledge - HAWCA recognizes that knowledge is the most powerful means through which enlightenment and progressive ideas can replace darkness and ignorance.

Sustainability - HAWCA works to find sustainable and renewable resource bases for managing its programs and projects.

International relations - It is one of HAWCA's principles to exchange experience and knowledge with similar organizations worldwide and also to raise awareness on the situation of Afghan women and children at the international level.