Afghanistan is one of the countries with the worst living conditions for women, due in particular to alarming rates of maternal and child health and the daily violence suffered by women:
These various programmes follow an integrated approach and offer a project of socio-community support for women based on 3 axes: prevention, access to healthcare and economic emancipation through vocational training. Health and Education centers are thus safe places where women can exchange, learn and have access to safe care.
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, with the success of one reinforcing the chances of success of the other and vice versa.
In response to this situation, Afghanistan Libre has opened and supported 4 Health and Education Centers for Women. Aimed at village women and located within the 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 midwifery 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