Afghanistan is one of the worst countries on earth to live in as a woman. Women suffer from daily violence, live with high-rates of mental illness, and are at high risk of dying from pregnancy.
In our Health and Education Centers we provide women with a safe space and access to a sense of community. We provide mental health support, health empowerment courses and access to essential services, and vocational training to thousands of women.
According to Mohammed Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, the reparation of vulnerable women victims of violence is only complete if it involves socio-economic reparation. The dimensions of psychological support and economic assistance offered in our centers are therefore intertwined.
In response to women's conditions in Afghanistan, Afghanistan Libre has opened and supports 4 Health and Education Centers for Women. Aimed at women in rural areas and located within school grounds, these centers include various projects:
- Health and basic hygiene education sessions to prevent treatable diseases and reduce maternal and infant mortality rates
- Distribution of first aid kits, delivery kits, hygiene and winter kits
- Access to reproductive and sexual health and pre- and post-natal care through midwife consultations
- Collective or individual psychosocial follow-up for women victims of violence
- Literacy programmes
- Training in an income-generating activity through technical training sessions in sewing, micro-management courses and the eventual creation of a women’s cooperative