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Phone: 718-591-2434
158-24 73rd Ave
Fresh Meadows
New York 11366
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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 8 provinces in Afghanistan and indirectly impacting 7 more.
-Directly impacting NYC and indirectly impacting Long Island and the greater NE Afghan community.

Programs: - 9 Family Guidance Centers
- 8 hidden Women's Shelters
- 3 Children Support Centers
- 2 Half-way Houses

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.

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.

-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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Amazing org! As a volunteer, there are many different ways to get involved. I loved teaching ESL... more »
Having given money to WAW in the past, I was familiar with the good work they were doing overseas. But when I learned they had a U.S. office that served middle eastern women and their children stateside, I got in touch. The staff there was very welcoming and receptive to me and although I hadn't ... more »
I began working with WAW in the fall of 2010, as a development volunteer. I worked on social media and promotional materials. I got invovled after I saw a video on CNN about a young girl who was beaten for runnig away from her forced marriage. It was WAW's shelters that were helping the girl ... more »
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