WRDOAW protects women, girls and children from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence in northern region of the Afghanistan. Our programs focus on the most vulnerable families including children while aiming for the safety and well-being of all women and children. Working with governments, international organizations, and local community partners, we strive to create lasting change with improvements in policy and services that protect women and children whether in a natural disaster, conflict, or development setting.
The organization of WRDOAW [Wahdat Rehabilitation and Development Organization for Afghan Women] was founded under the terms of agreement between the government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to provide full participation in legal aid and relief assistance, development and reconstruction process of Afghanistan on empowering women, children and local communities including the implementation of various other developmental interventions on behalf of donors, partners and stake holders.
Given the challenging environment and numerous obstacles for empowerment of women and democratic process in Afghanistan, the management of WRDOAW decided to establish the WRDOAW organization and operate voluntarily with legal aid and relief assistance, development, protection and charity objectives. WRDOAW is a none political, nonprofit, none partisan and nongovernmental local organization in the field of emergency response and management, protection and legal assistance, health services and civic education, WASH and nutrition, agriculture and climate change. The organization targets to assist the most vulnerable and marginalized women and children are they, victims of war and natural disaster, economically disabled and rights’ violated (including widows, handicapped, displaced and returnees) through its assistance channel and coordination with other partners.
WRDOAW is established in 29.10.1389 equivalent to 19.01.2011 under NGO Department license registration number 1919 of Ministry of Economy in Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. WRDOAW is headquartered in Mazar-e-sharif with the field offices in Kabul and Balkh to geographically cover the Central, Northern and North Eastern Regions’ provinces.
WRDOAW composed with a board of management and executive committee holding observer status and offices in over 4 provinces of northern and north eastern provinces of Afghanistan – excluding capital Kabul, WRDOAW with 3 member organizations is dedicated to ending social injustice and promoting safety, security, prosperity and well-being for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services, assistance and advices. WRDOAW works closely with the UN agencies, INGs, governmental, non-governmental partners and private sectors.
WRDOAW activities that cut across these areas include the promotion of human laws, policy debate and guidance, protection and rights of human being including gender dimension.
What We Do
WRDOAW works to improve health and nutrition of mothers, newborn babies and children, with special attention to poor and vulnerable communities. We work in hard-to-reach and impoverished communities, as well as with families hard hit by natural disasters and conflict.
Education is the path that the children follow to reach their full potential in life. Majority of the children in need around Afghanistan do not get a quality education where they can learn and develop. To advance learning, WRDOAW will supports education programs for children in the classroom and at home. We make sure that children don’t stop learning during a crisis, and we help to keep kids healthy so they don’t fall behind or drop out.in addition, we coach parents and caregivers to help their children learn early on, so they are prepared to enter school.
The WRDOAW agriculture and climate change program will cover the activities of livelihood and gender, capacity building, biodiversity, land degradation, water and canalization.
WRDOAW responds to three basic types of emergencies — sudden-onset, slow-onset and complex emergencies. WRDOAW develops and maintains local and international partnerships to meet the challenges posed by disasters and crises in high risk communities of Afghanistan northern. We works on building shelters, NFI provisions and quick assistance of health and referral systems, capacity building and protection of all rights of the affected populations either disaster calamities or manmade crises – conflicts.
The WRDOAW ’s Emergency Health and Nutrition programs focus on basic lifesaving maternal, newborn and child healthcare, communicable disease prevention and control, the Minimum Initial Service Package for reproductive health in crises (MISP), including adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH), family planning, detection and treatment of acute malnutrition and breastfeeding promotion.