Afghan Women Services and Educational Organization

Contact Information

  • WhereAfghanistan (Asia)
  • Website
  • Contact Person – Gulsoom Satarzai
  • Email –
  • Address – AWSE Office, Airport Road, Qala-e-Wakeel, Clinic Street, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Other –

Areas of Expertise

Afghan Women Services and Educational Organization (AWSE) has expertise in a range of areas, including:

Main Aims and Objectives


Enhancing the awareness and empowerment of the people with respect to peacebuilding in Afghanistan.

Aims and Objectives

  • 1) To help alleviate human suffering by providing basic social services to vulnerable people;
  • 2) To end poverty and save women from suffering;
  • 3) To promote developments in education, health, vocational training (including handicrafts) and income generating programs;
  • 4) To provide better educational opportunities for women and children;
  • 5) To improve living condition of women and children by providing multi–sector activities;
  • 6) To instigate peacebuilding and conflict transformation projects;


AWSE strives towards a progressive, lawful and peaceful Afghanistan, with high literacy rates and good governance that is free of discrimination.

Mission Statement

AWSE strives to contribute to a progressive Afghanistan by providing capacity building, peacebuilding, advocacy and income generation services to people, with a special focus on women and marginalized groups.


  • 1) Transparency
  • 2) Accountability
  • 3) Gender sensitivity
  • 4) Professionalism
  • 5) Excellence

Upholding the Principles of Conflict Transformation

WSE – when faced with conflicts whilst working in certain sectors or areas – formulates an approach to solve and transform the conflict into positive and productive change. AWSE’s approach is always very flexible so that the needed changes can be incorporated into its approach; identifying the root cause and resolving the issue.

Where and with Whom?

AWSE has its head office in Kabul and branch offices in Kandahar, Bamyan, Nangarhar, Herat, Balkh, and Helmand.

AWSE has implemented projects in 34 provinces – Parwan, Bamyan, Herat, Ghazni, Paktia, Khost, Farah, Takhar, Kunduz, Balkh, Logar, Panjsher, Nengarhar, Laghman, Nooristan, Badakhshan, Paktika, Zabul, Wardak, Kapisa, Baghlan, Jawzjan, Ghor, Daikundi, Kandahar, Sheberghan, Nimroz, Helmand, Badghis, Faryab, Kunar, Sarepol, Samangan and Kabul provinces.

AWSE works with NGOs, INGOs, networks and Government institutions. AWSE does not involve itself with political parties. Some of AWSE’s working partners include USIP, Oxfam GB, British Embassy, French Embassy, Italian Embassy, Tawanmandi (British Council), CBB, ASGP, DIA/LGCD, AWN, NED, GTZ, Action Aid, BRAC, USAID, GIZ and Malteser.

Main Activities in the Field of Conflict Transformation

Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

AWSE has provided peace building and conflict transformation since 2003; with the aim of increasing peacebuilding capacity amongst citizens, particularly through dialogue among women. This is an opportunity for women to be involved in peace processes. 34 provinces of Afghanistan have profited from AWSE’s peacebuilding and conflict transformation program.

AWSE has been working on peacebuilding and transforming conflicts at different levels for the past nine years. Peace building and conflict transformation is one of its basic core focuses. AWSE has conducted a lot of meeting and conferences with peace groups in different regions of Afghanistan, whilst supporting networks and NGOs engaged in peace processes. For the time, AWSE is working on a project, supported by USIP, called “Relation building and conflict resolution“. The project’s main aim is to build peaceful relations between the opposing groups in the different regions of Ghazni province; transforming conflict into something productive and thereby ensuring sustained peace. In addition, AWSE works to improve the the status and role of women in identifying and resolving the issues which are the basic driver of conflict, whilst providing education to ensure that local people can transform conflicts without resorting to any kind of violence.

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