Information on how you can support and be a part of Afghan charitable organizations:
The Khaled Hosseini Foundation
The Foundation’s goal is to provide the most vulnerable groups in Afghanistan – women, children, and refugees – with the opportunity to gain access to basic resources, shelter and education foremost among them, so they can work to fulfill their own dreams and hopes. Providing them with shelter and access to education will give them a sense of control of their lives and allow them to begin rebuilding their broken country.
Sahar – Education for Afghan Girls
Sahar approaches girls’ education from multiple levels because they know that it takes a holistic approach to create real change. They work with partners in the U.S. and on the ground in Afghanistan to build and supply schools, start educational and vocational training programs, and early marriage prevention programs. These projects bolster local economies and strengthen communities, as well as fortify bonds between Afghanistan and the West.
Afghan Friends Network
Founded in 2002, Afghan Friends Network (AFN) empowers women, girls, and boys in Afghanistan through accessible education. AFN learning centers/schools are in the province of Ghazni, where there are very little resources and many obstacles for women and girls to thrive.
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RAINN: the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
Dawn: provides help and hope to end domestic violence and create peaceful communities in South King County
YWCA Domestic Violence Services Seattle
NCADV: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence