Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
Volunteers are at our core.
In Canada, CW4WAfghan has approximately 2,000 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 communications tasks. In addition, every year, hundreds of Canadians host Breaking Bread potluck dinners to fundraise for CW4WAfghan’s education projects in Afghanistan.
Education is a basic, universal human right.
The people of Afghanistan have demonstrated an intense demand for education, for both girls and boys. We are pleased to respond to this demand with a focus on access to quality education, and we are convinced this will contribute to peace, poverty reduction and social development, and to the empowerment of women and girls.