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Urgent Appeal: Crisis in Afghanistan

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 20, 2021
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This is a critical and terrifying moment for women and girls in Afghanistan. It is with despair that we witness the Taliban’s determined grab for power. We all know that women and girls will bear the brunt of their cruelty.

Afghanistan shelter in crisis

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 31, 2021
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I am writing to ask you to urgently support our partner in Afghanistan, the Humanitarian Assistance For Women and Children of Afghanistan (HAWCA).

Update from Afghanistan: We need your help!

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 24, 2020
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Art work drawn by Afghan women survivors of violence assisted by HAWCA I write from Afghanistan to ask for your help, which we urgently need.…

Afghan women urgently need your support

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 26, 2019
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As the United States makes plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan in the coming months, Afghan women and children continue to be at…

Nine-year-old child bride reportedly killed by husband in Afghanistan

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 1, 2018
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An Afghan man has been accused of strangling to death a nine-year-old girl who was forcibly given to him by her family as a child…

Sold into marriage in Afghanistan

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 4, 2018
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We recently received this note from Krishma and wanted to share it with you: At age 18 I was sold into marriage to an older…

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

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 16, 2018
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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…

Your help to girls like 10 year old Sahar is invaluable!

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 20, 2017
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I want you to know how much your generosity means. Sahar was only 10 when she was forced to marry an older man in Afghanistan.…

Afghan women’s shelter needs your help to stay open

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 15, 2017
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I wrote to you in March about the emergency women’s shelter that the Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan (HAWCA) has been running…

The most dangerous country in the world to be female?

By Donor Direct Action | May 5, 2017
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We wrote to you in March aboutthe shelter I run for girls and women in Afghanistan, which will close down if we don’t find new…

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Afghan women’s shelter will shut down without your help

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 29, 2017
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I am writing to you from Kabul, where the Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan (HAWCA) has been running an emergency women’s…

HAWCA- Courage cannont be suppressed- women forced to wear burka attend an equal rights workshop

Escaping Nightmares

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 1, 2016
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Escaping Nightmares Waseema was 12, out gathering branches and goat-droppings for fuel when the men came and took her. She remembered only that it felt…