Brief Description of Activities in Various Sectors

VWO’s main focus is on women’s rights issues, gender equity and equality. The organization has carried out numerous projects in the following sectors:

Legal & Social Protection
Access to Justice
Advocacy for Women’s Rights Legislation
Education
Health
Capacity Building for Social Empowerment
Vocational Training for Economic Empowerment

Legal & Social Protection:

  • Shelter & family counseling projects are established in Herat (2005), Badghis (2009), Farah and Ghor (2012) and Nimroz (2013).
  • Conducted workshops, conferences, awareness campaigns to reduce gender based violence.
  • National level advocacy for legislation to ensure adherence of women’s rights.
  • Awareness campaign to reduce cases of self-immolation in Herat province.

Income Generation & Food Security:

  • Vocational Trainings for income generation.
  • Food Sustainable and income generation through livestock and agro-business.

Women Education and Empowerment:

  • Office Skills Training for organization and individual capacity building.
  • Journalism Training Course for young female journalists
  • Literacy Training for women and girls.
  • Hygiene education & water sanitation awareness training.