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Phone: 718-591-2434
158-24 73rd Ave
Fresh Meadows
New York 11366
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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

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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WAW has done a great job in helping Afghan women who face lots of difficulties. I have had the honor to meet some WAW members - they are dedicated individuals who work wholeheartedly and selflessly. They work in a very tough environment, majority of Afghan provinces and districts are unsafe, yet ... more »
I found WAW on google, signed up for the annual 4014 Gala in NY and was totally amazed by the life changing work they do for women of Afghanistan. The personal stories of children, at the Gala, who benefited from WAW services touched my heart. WAW is in the front lines helping the most vulnerable ... more »
I have working as a volunteer tutor for school-aged children at this nonprofit organization for six months and plan to continue during the next school year. I find it rewarding. The paid and volunteer staff make me feel welcome and useful. Since I am a retired English as a second language teacher... more »
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