Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
Volunteers are at our core.
In Canada, CW4WAfghan has approximately 3,000 registered supporters and members who have the opportunity to engage together through the regional chapter network. CW4WAfghan has sustained a dynamic group of core volunteers since its inception, which has seen steady growth since our founding. These members serve in a variety of volunteer capacities from leading chapter meetings, to event planning, public outreach and education and advocacy activities. Other volunteers support the national office’s activities, including serving on one of the national committees, or providing virtual volunteer services such as research and communication task. In addition, every year, hundreds of Canadians host Baking Bread potluck dinners to fundraise for CW4WAfghan’s education projects.
Education is a basic, universal human right.
The people of Afghanistan have demonstrated an intense demand for education, for both girls and boys. Despite recent political upheavals, our mission has not changed, and in fact is more vital than ever. We are committed to realizing the right to education for all. We will stay in Afghanistan, and at the same time we are also preparing to meet the needs of a growing displaced population that includes thousands of women and girls who have had to leave the country. We are convinced this will continue to contribute to peace, poverty reduction and social development, and to the empowerment of women and girls.