Afghan Women's Network

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The Afghan Women's Network (AWN) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) which was created in 1996 by Afghan women following the World Conference on Women in Beijing and works to "empower women and ensure their equal participation in Afghan society."[1] Executive board members have included Manizha Wafeq[2] and the current executive director is Hassina Safi.[3]


The NGO receives funding from donor agencies such as the French Embassy, ActionAid, UNHCR, and Roland Berger Foundation.

AWN is made up of over a hundred different women's organizations and over 5,000 individuals.[3]

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  1. ^ "Web site of The Afghan Women's Network". Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Kardan University". Retrieved 2016-12-23. 
  3. ^ a b Filippini, Simone (9 March 2015). "Time To Fund Women's Role in the Cause of Peace". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 September 2015.