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Organization Name Afghan Sister Network
The Afghan Sister Network representatives gathering at jobs.af office in kabul brought the idea of establishing a platform where Afghan Women could share their observations and concerns as well as find ways for solving them. With all this reasons the idea of establishment a Network where womenâ€™s issues could be discussed in details was born.
After the United Nations fourth World Conference on women in Beijing-china, which was attended by a group of Afghan women from various organizations and UN agencies, the idea of establishing a network to promote unity and cooperation among Afghan women, was formed. Inspired by womenâ€™s movement in different parts of the world, in 1995 the participants along with other Afghan women decided to establish the Afghan Sister Network.
The Afghan Sister Network (ASN) is a corn stone of Afghanistanâ€™s fledging womenâ€™s movement, serving as a well-established network for the growing number of womenâ€™s organizations operating in the country. AWN has had a strong presence in Kabul, Herat and Jalalabad, while also working through local partners in several Afghan provinces. ASN fulfills the function of a network of organizations, as well as undertaking its own projects addressing issues such as gender-based violence, youth empowerment and girlâ€™s education