A . W . E . Afghanistan Women's Education

Who we are & What we do

We are a non-profit organization that focus on helping the Afghanistan government by providing free education tools to women that can't afford education or that didn't get the necessary amount of education. We provide books, pens, pencils, and other education tools. Our mission is to make awareness of women's education in Afghanistan.

Conflict:

Women' s education is very poor. Women's literacy in Afghanistan is among the lowest in the world, about 12 per cent. However, a change has taken place. Previously, only 3 per cent of girls went to school; now about 36 per cent receive education. In our organization, we want to rise up the percent of girls going to school and receiving the right amount of education.

Mission:

Our mission is to raise money for education, books, and other necessary materials to help women in Afghanistan. We need you to help us raise enough money to have safe schools, good education, and school materials. We need YOUR help!

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Education

A lack of women teachers is an issue that concerns some Afghanistan parents in conservative areas. Most parents will not even allow their daughters to be taught by men, which is a problem because there aren't too many female teachers. Also, while 10 million kids are enrolled in schools of Afghanistan, they aren't all attending classes, and there are questions of how many of those are actually learning. The literacy rates are also very low in Afghanistan, it is estimated to be about 28.1% (male: 43.1% female: 12.6%).

Women's Rights

According to sharia law, a female’s testimony is worth half that of a man. In custody cases, children will usually be awarded to the father or grandfather. So divorce, even in cases of extreme abuse, is less likely to be fair, so a woman must be prepared to lose her children. These discrimination practices against women are occurring across ethnic groups in both rural and urban areas.

Root Causes

Until and unless women are considered human beings nothing fundamental will change. Afghanistan today sees more than 50% of Afghan girls married or engaged by the age of 12, and almost 60% married by 16. Almost 80% of Afghan girls are forced or “arranged” into marriage with men who are far older, some in their late 60s. One of the reasons which many families to force their young daughters into marriage is the lack of security from three decades of war, including the risk of kidnapping and rape. Women are treated like objects. Some girls are TRADED into marriage to repay debt or resolve a dispute. Many parents to have their daughters married to avoid the cost of caring for them. Women are getting married and having children at such young ages, they have to forget about their education and care for the child and husband.

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Credits:

Created with images by jarmoluk - "apple education school" • ResoluteSupportMedia - "4406381803_508179f69c_b" • ResoluteSupportMedia - "Women’s photojournalism course in Farah City, Afghanistan" • AfghanistanMatters - "Counting on Fingers" • tpsdave - "afghanistan school classroom" • D-Stanley - "School Group"

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