Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Calling on Ottawa’s global communities! International policy advisors, dignitaries, military, diaspora, INGOs, and global citizens: the local Ottawa chapter of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) could use your help.

CW4WAfghan entered the Tamarack Homes Virtual Ottawa Race Weekend for the second time in 2021. Eight people are registered to walk 2km on June 5th and raise funds for educational access supporting human rights for women and girls in Afghanistan. This hearty team needs a boost to reach their $2,000 fundraising goal. The Ottawa chapter is a diverse group made up of members from the Afghan diaspora and concerned global citizens. Together, they share a passion for human rights and gender equality. Supporters are welcome from everywhere! 

Educating girls and women is a global human rights priority and the focus of CW4WAfghan’s work. Chapters across Canada engage citizens in advocating and educating about human rights in Afghanistan and raising much-needed funds that support teacher training, digital library programs, community literacy, and programming through our country office in Kabul. 

When women and girls receive education opportunities, they are prepared to lead, make choices for their future, and participate in their communities’ well-being. Right now, a dangerous roll-back on access to rights may happen as the US withdraws from Afghanistan and the government negotiates directly with the Taliban. Nothing is guaranteed during this transfer of power; the Taliban have historically suppressed targeted women’s rights, specifically their right to education. CW4WAfghan advocates for women’s rights as a central part and outcome of the current peace negotiations with the Taliban.

Many local and global citizens care deeply about the state of education for women and peace in Afghanistan -show your support through a donation or register to their team today! 

“Please sponsor our team today. Your support has a direct impact on advancing education for Afghan women and their families. Every year, hundreds of girls are in school because of your support, and thousands more students and educators have access to quality literacy, education, and training”, asks Najia Haneefi Co-Chair, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, Ottawa Branch. “Thank you for joining us and working together to advocate for basic human rights for Afghan women and girls.”

Make a donation to this team of Afghani diaspora and global citizens, today through their Scotiabank Charity Challenge fundraising page. Every dollar raised goes directly to the charity.