Farmers in Afghanistan are being given the skills to improve food security.

Farmers in Afghanistan are being given the skills to improve food security

Years of conflict, drought and limited access to health care services make it difficult for vulnerable families in Afghanistan to grow enough food, improve their health, attend school or escape the cycle of poverty. This is especially true for women and girls. PWS&D is working with Community World Service Asia (CWSA) to address these challenges through innovative and sustainable development programs that improve farming practices, break down barriers to girls education and increase access to maternal health services.

PWS&D is working with CWSA to improve the quality of mother and child health services and overcome cultural barriers that prevent women from receiving essential pre and postnatal care. Delivery rooms are being established and upgraded, and birth attendants receive training about how to deliver babies safely. Communities also learn about the importance of maternal health, nutrition, hygiene, family planning and the benefits of breast-feeding.

*Donations to PWS&D’s maternal and child health program are maximized through matching funds from the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.

Girls in Afghanistan are being given the opportunity to go to school

Girls in Afghanistan are being given the opportunity to go to school

Girls’ education provides the opportunity for girls to overcome gender inequality and gain the skills to one day obtain employment, decrease poverty and contribute to the peaceful development of their country’s future. Educating religious leaders, parents and community members about the importance of sending children, especially girls, to school is essential to gain their support and increase attendance rates. Specialized trainings for teachers include sessions on child rights, gender, peace education and improved teaching methods, which foster a nurturing learning environment for girl students.

 

 

Learn More

PWS&D has information sheets to help you learn more about our programs in Afghanistan.

Image of arrow pointing downAfghanistan Information Sheet
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Image of arrow pointing downPartners in Hope - Afghanistan Youth Resource
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Image of arrow pointing downAfghanistan Maternal Health Study Resource
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Image of arrow pointing downGirls' Education in Afghanistan Information Sheet
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Image of arrow pointing downMaternal and Child Health Information Sheet
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