Women Activities & Social Services Association (WASSA)
WASSA is a constituted with the sole objective of identifying violation of women’s human rights in all spheres of life and work towards raising awareness on the quality rights of women by conducting fact finding mission, writing and politicizing reports, briefing papers, letters, press release etc.
It also reviews the constitutional and legal safeguards for women and recommends remedial legislative measures as well as supporting law reform processes.
WASSA, since its birth as the NGO for the People of Afghanistan, established in (2002), has offered innovative social, legal and development assistance to the community.
WASSA since establishment with the assistance of community and applying local resources addressed the needs of the communities for those who were interested to help.
Afghan women are real people, with needs and strength.
Their needs are multifaceted. As mothers, wives, and daughters, their needs extend beyond the immediate environment.
Their marginal circumstances demand negotiation with those in power to allow them to triumph over the existing barriers against empowerment.
In short, Afghan women are not the problem; the problems are barriers and hurdles that prevent them from coping with their circumstances.
It is in this arena that we (the experts and NGOs) can work with Afghan women.
The recent draconian gender policies of the Taliban have colored perceptions regarding female access to education in Afghanistan, while literacy level was typically worthless.
Subsequently, the Mujahedeen civil conflict of 1992-96 and the Taliban’s prohibition of schooling for girls and of employment for women as teachers resulted in a dramatic decline in education for girls as well as boys.
In early December 2002 just after few days from establishment of the organization, International Migration Organization and UNHCR helped WASSA to implement a project.
WASSA is part of some networks as per; Afghan Civil Society Forum (ACSF), Women Living under Moslem Law (WLUML), Women in Persian Speaking Country (WPSC), We Can Campaign and Afghan Women Network (AWN).
We are active in five provinces of Afghanistan includes; Herat, Badghis, Ghor, Farah and Nimrooz.MORE
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