Afghanistan Libre was founded in 1996 by Chékéba Hachemi in response to the deterioration of women’s and girl’s rights under the Taliban regime, and exists to combat the inequitable conditions in Afghanistan that persist today. Through providing women and girls with the tools they need to claim their rights, to lead autonomous lives, and to be active participants in the sustainable reconstruction of their country, we believe that a peaceful vision of Afghanistan is possible.
We seek to provide women and girls quality education, comprehensive psychosocial support, to improve their sexual and reproductive health rights awareness and access to essential services, and to empower their economic independence.
We are committed to the principles of neutrality, humanity, and impartiality. The heart of our approach is participation and sustainability — we recognize the importance of placing the community’s voice first. The legitimacy of Afghanistan Libre thus rests on our permanent and continual dialogue with local actors, and our strength lies in our long-standing territorial presence. We are awed by the resilience of Afghan women, and are committed to supporting not only their ongoing and tireless fight for fundamental rights, but to go beyond that, to break cycles of repression, and create an environment where they can thrive and prosper.
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