HAWCA

View Category:

The most dangerous country in the world to be female?

By Donor Direct Action | May 5, 2017
| | |

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…

DDA Blog Featured Image

Afghan women’s shelter will shut down without your help

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 29, 2017
| | |

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
|

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…

DDA Blog Featured Image

Recent increase of violent crimes against women in Afghanistan

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 16, 2016
| | |

“Very dangerous types of violence against women have increased in Afghanistan: mostly rapes, killings, kidnaps, acid attacks, cutting of body parts and stoning,” according to Najia Karimi, Executive Director of Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan (HAWCA), a partner organization of Donor Direct Action.

DDA Blog Featured Image

Afghanistan partner facilitates meeting between Afghan women partners and the head of UN Women

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 20, 2016
| | |

Najia Karimi (left), Executive Director of the Donor Direct Action partner organization Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan (HAWCA), with Phumzile Mlambo…

DDA Blog Featured Image

Stop punishing Afghan women for ‘moral crimes’

By Donor Direct Action | May 31, 2016
| | |

“There are many discussions going on over the use of virginity tests and punishing women for moral crimes. Although it is known that both are human rights violations, they are being practiced in Afghanistan,” says Najia Karimi, Executive Director of the DDA partner organization Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan.

The Guardian article: Will Bonn deliver results for women in Afghanistan?

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 5, 2014
| |

“The biggest fear we have right now is reconcilliation with the Taliban,” says Ghaffar. “Will women play a role in these discussions? Will women’s rights be part of the negotiations?”

Read the article in The Guardian.

DDA Blog Featured Image

Learning to Read

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 27, 2013
| |

Afeeza is 24, with large, exquisite eyes like dark pools reflecting light. Yet she keeps her gaze cast down and covers her face with her veil.

Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan joins Donor Direct Action as partner grantee

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 17, 2013
| |

Read more

DDA Blog Featured Image

HAWCA 2011 Annual Report

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 9, 2012
| |

Read the report