A recent survey by the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) found that more than 75% of women's organizations had an annual income of less than $100,000; 36% had less than $25,000. Limited access to funding and other support weakens women's organizations' ability to sustain their impact, wasting vital benefits they could offer.


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To encourage the active participation of Afghan women in the reconstruction and development of a safe, just society where all Afghans - regardless of race, ethnicity, tribe, language, gender or religion - benefit equally from development.

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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 like her heart stopped beating. She couldn’t breathe from the fear. But that was only the beginning.