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Phone: 718-591-2434
158-24 73rd Ave
Fresh Meadows
New York 11366
USA
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Target demographics: women, girls and familes.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: -Teach an ESL class or tutor a child in our WAW NY Community Center- Become a WAW advocate by hosting an event such as a walk-a-thon, dinner party or panel discussion.

Geographic areas served: - Directly serving 10 provinces in Afghanistan and indirectly impacting 7 more.-Directly impacting NYC and indirectly impacting Long Island and the greater NY Afghan community.

Programs: - 9 Family Guidance Centers
- 8 hidden Women's Shelters
- 3 Children Support Centers
- 2 Half-way Houses
- New York Community Center
- Washington DC Advocacy Office

Mission:
WAW is a grassroots, civil society organization; our mission is dedicated to securing and protecting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York, particularly their rights to develop their individual potential, to self-determination, and to be represented in all areas of life: political, social, cultural and economic. We advocate for women’s rights and challenge the norms that underpin gender-based violence wherever opportunities arise to influence attitudes and bring about change.

Results:
WAW Afghanistan

- Over 7,000 women and girls helped directly though WAW services.
- Over 40,000 Afghans served through casework since we invariably also work with our clients' immediate and extended family and other community members.
- Over 125,000 Afghans reached through our human rights trainings conducted in local communities all across Afghanistan.
- Millions of people reached through our global advocacy efforts, attention in the international media and aggressive use of social media.

WAW NY
-Over 500 women and children have benefited from empowerment classes including ESL, computer classes and tutoring.

-Over 12,500 case management meetings counseling sessions and accompaniment to social services and legal appointments with women and families.

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08/07/14
So impressed with the support that WAW provides for women and children in crisis both here in New York and in Afghanistan under very challenging financial and political circumstances. From my experience visiting their New York site and getting to know the staff and seeing their programming, WAW ... more »
08/04/14
I was at you Eid Mela on Augest 2nd it was a disaster the music was horrible they promised henna tattooes there was no henna tattooes they said there will be food but there was no food it was our Eid weekend with our families we wanted to have fun but unfortunately it was a horrible experience we ... more »
08/02/14
As a volunteer, I had the opportunity to see what a great organization WAW is. They help the women of the Afghan community wholeheartedly. The WAW team helps these women become confident through their wonderful programs and events... more »
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-Teach an ESL class or tutor a child in our WAW NY Community Center- Become a WAW advocate by hosting an event such as a walk-a-thon, dinner party or panel discussion. Volunteer

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