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Afghan Businesswomen Association

Afghan Businesswomen Association (ABA) is the uniting platform for all those Afghan women who are active in different industries and different sectors of business in Afghanistan. It enables members to explore new opportunities for business, at home and abroad, learn from other businesswomen’s experiences and inspire other women who intend to initiate a business endeavor of their own. It also helps aspiring businesswomen develop new skills and expertise, through different programs offered from time to time, and expands their area of operation in terms of geographical coverage, financial success and economic viability.

Dehburi, Noorin TV Street, Kabul, Afghanistan
+93798466466
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Website: www.afghanbusinesswomen.org

Country: Afghanistan

Afghan NGO Coordination Bureau (ANCB)

The Afghan NGO Coordination Bureau (ANCB) was founded in 1991 as a network of national NGOs in Afghanistan coordinating the activities among its members, with the Government, International organizations, UN and donor agencies. ANCB strives to enhance the capacity of its member organizations through workshops, seminars, as well as building partnerships with other organizations for the enhancement of technical capacity. ANCB has been working throughout Afghanistan through its 200 member in health, agriculture, human rights, women empowerment, education, environment, protection, capacity building and civic education sector.



E-mail: a
Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission was established pursuant to Bonn Agreement (5 December 2001) and on the basis of decree of the Chairman of the Interim Administration, June 6, 2002, and resolution 134/48 of United Nations general assembly in 1993 and Paris principles and on the basis of article 58 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and now the Commission is performing its activities in the areas of promotion, protection and monitoring of human rights.



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Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Afghanistan PEACE, Development & Social Organization

APDSO is a young and dynamic non-political and non- for profit Afghan organization that was Founded in 2011. APDSO is formally registered Under relevant statutory laws in Afghanistan. and Was founded on the belief that lasting change will come only when a large amount of people are well informed and empowered to make changes. the first step to address the need for a platform for independent voices in neglected but strategic areas of the eastern and southern regions . APDSO is now an established NGO that implements projects and trains Afghans, living in provinces, in the following areas: peace, civic education, gender awareness, human rights, and environmental protection. These projects are recognized and at times, even funded by the Afghan Government and, also supported by various donor agencies and interested groups, including the US Government. APDSO dedicates its efforts to improve the peace standards of those living in the provinces by implementing various projects and ensuring maximum community participation.The leadership of APDSO – led by educated Afghans. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people. APDSO has always believed that true democratic change must take place from the bottom up. That change can only endure with citizens who are both informed and clear about what they believe. Throughout its history, APDSO has always looked at peace as just not the absence of war or militarism, but as the presence of equitable relationships among people, nations, and the environment. This understanding of peace has allowed APDSO to bring a social, environmental, and economic justice perspective to its work. We are fighting against poverty, illiteracy, lack of health facility, violation of human rights, women’s rights, children's rights and environmental degradation have put negative impact in its socio-economic phenomena which has resulted disturbance in peace and harmony in many ways (third world country). Under the banner of "World Peace and Economic Development Organization", a unique and dynamic endeavor for peace and love for mankind and establishment of human rights and social justice have been initiated for the promotion and emancipation of peace for mankind and welfare for the poor people of Afghanistan.For contributing social development activities to the poor people and suffering humanity, the organization has got recognition and appreciation from peace loving people.

Kabul Near To MOI Street District 4 Share- naw Farooq Business Center
info.apdso.org@aol.com / @gmail.com
E-mail: i
Website: www.apdso.org.af

Country: Afghanistan

Afghanistan Rights Monitor

Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) is an independent and impartial Afghan rights watchdog which monitors, investigates and reports human rights violations and other rights-related issues and events from across Afghanistan. ARM was established in August 2008, its first report was on the Plight of Afghan Civilians in 2008, and since has released a number of other reports and statements on children’s rights, elections, transitional justice and criminal impunity (to read all ARM’s reports, please visit: www.arm.org.af). ARM has a small office in Kabul and has stringers and volunteers in 21 provinces. Stringers and volunteers identify, investigate and report various human rights issues from different parts of the country while ARM’s Kabul team verify, cross-check, analyze and consolidate information for reporting purposes. ARM has not received funding from donors and has maintained its activities through contributions from its core members which include members of parliament, journalists and other human rights and democracy promoters. ARM maintains strict political impartiality and does not endorse, back or harmonize with any group or actor in the Afghan political environment. We do not side with any of the warring parties in Afghanistan but maintain apolitical and dispassionate contacts with all in order to enhance compliance with international humanitarian law and promote respect for human rights and civilian protection. Through objective, high-quality and reliable reporting ARM strives to enhance domestic awareness about fundamental human rights principles, justice and democracy. We aim to inform and sensitize government officials, donors and other policy-makers on key human rights issues and advocate for promotion and inclusion of human rights in governance, services’ delivery and development projects. ARM’s utmost aim is to raise the voices of victims of armed conflict, crimes, social injustices and other kinds of rights violations. We advocate for preemptive policies and actions which prevent human rights violations.



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Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR)

The Agency Co-ordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR) was created in August 1988, in response to the demand from the many aid agencies and their international donors for a coordinated approach to humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Originally,the organization was based in Peshawar, Pakistan, where it focused mainly on coordinating NGOs' humanitarian response. Since it moved to Afghanistan, ACBAR provides the framework within which Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the Afghan Government, the UN and bilateral donors can exchange information, share expertise and establish guidelines for a more coordinated, efficient and effective use of resources for aid to the Afghan people. Its activities have focused heavily on information to its members and the aid community in general, coordination of activities at the national and regional levels, and advocacy on issues affecting the work of its members in Afghanistan.



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Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Angoot Rehabilitation Agency (ANRA)

ANRA is an non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2001 devoted to contribute to the peace process in Afghanistan. It has a Peace Education department of the organization through which it seek to increase the awareness level of people regarding the possibilities of the democratic process. Initially this civic training was conducted in Afghan refugee camps in Quetta, Pakistan, but has now moved on aiming to cover the whole of Afghanistan with its mobile training group. As they travel around the districts supporting democracy, it is holding meetings, discussions and recreation sessions.



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Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Bureau for Reconstruction & Development,

BRD is a registered not-for-profit, non-religious and non-political Afghan NGO. Established in 2002 by Afghans, the group participates in the process of reconstruction through the implementation of development projects. Its key programs include capacity building of the government, human rights and peace education, development of a viable civil society and capacity building for income generation. Its goals are to deliver quality development projects through capacity building, education and training as the means to build a sustainable and viable civil society.

Street 3, Part A, KhoshalMaina, Kabul, Afghanistan

E-mail: b
Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies

Based in Kabul, Afghanistan, the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) is an independent research centre that conducts action-oriented research aimed at influencing policy-makers in key areas including state building, governance, narcotics, conflict resolution and peace building.With a primary focus on Afghanistan and the region, CAPS works towards building local capacity to produce conflict and threat assessments. Our local experts track and store data on crucial developments in Afghanistan and the region.CAPS is committed to offering and facilitating first rate research, training and knowledge exchanges on conflicts, people and cultures, as well as violent groups in Afghanistan and region. Dedicated to reducing the threat of political violence, CAPS seeks to assist in the development of a sustainable environment that can support peace and stability.



E-mail: c
Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Co-operation for Peace and Unity (CPAU)

Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU) is an Afghan not-for-profit research think tank working for the promotion of knowledge and awareness of peace, social justice and human rights in Afghanistan.



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Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Co-operation for Peace and Unity (CPAU),

In October 1996, a small group of committed Afghans began seeking ways to help foster peace in Afghanistan. Eventually they established Co-operation for Peace and Unity (CPAU), a non-governmental and non-profit organization for promoting peace and unity in Afghanistan. CPAU is committed to be a neutral entity furthering no interest of any political body in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Our Vision CPAU is committed to work towards the creation of an environment free of violence of any nature. (Free of physical, structural and cultural violence). Our Mission Our mission is to facilitate the process of peacebuilding and sustainable development through systematic and comprehensive capacity development and various programmatic interventions. This, in turn, leading to the creation of an enabling environment for Afghan communities in order for them to actively participate in the promotion of social justice, development and peacebuilding in Afghanistan.



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Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Cooperation Center for Afghanistan (CCA

A was established in 1990 in Peshawar, Pakistan, by a group of Afghan volunteer intellectuals during the struggle against the installed Kabul regime and Soviet invasion force as a project to protect human rights, sovereignty and the integrity and historical values of Afghanistan. CCA was one of the few civic groups to maintain a presence in Afghanistan throughout Taliban era via its offices in Kabul, Mazar-I-Sharif and Bamiyan. During this time CCA provided critical information on human rights abuses, perpetrated by both Taliban regime and Northern Alliance warlords, to the international community via its contacts with Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. CCA envisions a situation in Afghanistan, in which human rights are understood, respected and monitored by the people; the society is governed by the rule of law and on the basis of democracy and human rights. CCA’s mission is to work for promotion of human rights, the rule of law, peace, and democracy as well as sustainable development in Afghanistan. CCA seeks the full application of international human rights standards in Afghanistan by educating the public in human rights and monitoring the improvement of the human rights situation in the country.



E-mail: c
Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Development & Humanitarian Services for Afghanistan (DHSA)

Established in 1992, the mission of DHSA is to redefine development in Afghanistan by promoting a dynamic and capable civil society as a means to fostering local ownership for development, dignity and a peaceful & sustainable future for all Afghans. DHSA is home to some of Afghanistan’s most innovative & diverse development projects such as the TKG public media & communication initiative, the first Kabul International Music Festival, Kabul Rock Radio, an accelerated learning & teacher training project, a “Call for Transitional Justice,” rehabilitation of historic sites such as the 19th century pavilion at Bagh e Babur Gardens in Kabul, a “media is development conference” and various public communication campaigns to protect the environment, the most recent of which has led to an end to the illegal drudging of Kabul River.



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Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Islamic Relief

Relief and humanitarian assistance



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Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Local Governance and Community Development (LGCD) Program

Local Governance and Community Development (LGCD) Program Kabul info@lgcd.af Active in 21 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, LGCD is an “FPO driven” stability program designed to set the stage for medium and longer- term efforts. The objectives of LGCD are to 1) assist the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) to extend its reach into unstable areas and engage at-risk populations; 2) create an environment that encourages local communities to take an active role in their own stability and development; and 3) address the underlying causes of instability and support for the insurgency. LGCD works closely with USAID field staff, military units, GIRoA officials, NGOs, and a host of other stakeholders to plan and execute projects that promote stability within a USG counterinsurgency (COIN) context. The program meets its objectives through the implementation of strategically integrated activities related to the following technical focus areas: 1) Assess (Shape): Assess community grievances and design cost-effective solutions to address those grievances, and Assist military units with shaping activities; 2) Local Stability Initiatives (Clear): Quick impact stability initiatives to meet recovery needs in priority communities



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Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Rights in Practice

In April 2007, Rights & Democracy launched the project “Rights in Practice” funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). This 4-year project supports the efforts of the government and citizens of Afghanistan, particularly that of women, to lay the foundations for an equitable country. The aim of the project is to improve the situation of women’s rights, focusing on family law.



E-mail: i
Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Sanayee Development Organization (SDO)

SDO’s participatory and community-based approaches to development single out SDO as one of the leading peace and development agencies in Afghanistan. Given the strong commitment and diligence of SDO’s professional staff members, SDO has been able to implement complex and challenging rural development programs with a high standard of quality. In spite of all the challenges and difficulties in the areas SDO are working, SDO staff members perform their assigned tasks successfully, and work hard to contribute positively towards the organizational vision, goals and mission.



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Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan is a non-governmental organisation working to help rebuild Afghanistan after decades of war and destruction. SCA is today active in 18 provinces in the eastern half of the country, primarily in the fields of education, health and disability. Since operations began in the early 1980s, emergency aid has gradually evolved into long-term development programmes. The focus has always been on vulnerable groups, primarily in rural, underserved areas. Through its activities, SCA aims at fighting poverty, supporting economic and social development and strengthening democratic development and gender & human rights. SCA is working towards being an integrated and unified membership organisation where members, elected representatives and personnel, both in Afghanistan and Sweden, work together in a spirit of recpect and in a dialogue aimed at realising the SCA policy.



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Country: Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) is an independent research institute based in Kabul. AREU’s mission is to inform and influence policy and practice through conducting high-quality, policy-relevant research and actively disseminating the results, and to promote a culture of research and learning. To achieve its mission AREU engages with policymakers, civil society, researchers and students to promote their use of AREU’s research and its library, to strengthen their research capacity, and to create opportunities for analysis, reflection and debate. As an impartial Afghanistan-based voice dedicated to research excellence, AREU aspires to contribute to the development of inclusive and transparent policymaking processes, driven by the priorities of the Afghan people, which give rise to better informed policies and programmes that improve Afghan lives.



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Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

The Civil Society and Human Rights Network

The Civil Society and Human Rights Network (CSHRN) was founded in 2004. Since then, CSHRN has managed to emerge as a credible body among national and international actors with a well functioning structure. It consists today of 60 organizations including most of Afghan human rights organizations. The overall goal of CSHRN is to strengthen the rule of law and respect for human rights in Afghanistan through increasing the understanding of human rights concepts among civil society organizations and through public human rights awareness raising. The overall objective of the current phase is to establish a strong human rights movement and to strengthen the rule of law and respect for human rights inAfghanistan. Though, It is anticipated that the three key areas of intervention i.e.coordination, capacity building and advocacy will remain valid under phase 3; however, a certain shift planned from human rights capacity building, on which the second phase was largely focused, to human rights monitoring and advocacy.



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Country: Afghanistan

The Norwegian Afghanistan Committee,

What makes NAC standout among other contemporary organizations is the fact that except for the Program Advisor in Kabul, all the NAC staff members working inside Afghanistan are Afghans and they are directly responsible for management of projects. By making use of their local knowledge and skills, NAC functions as an organization making contributions on ground in Afghanistan for Afghan people through Afghan people. Proud of our close to three decades of contribution to development and rehabilitation in Afghanistan, we aim at reaching out to those who are in need and improve their lives through a consultative process between Afghanistan and Norway. We believe that with the help of donors and our commitment, together we can contribute towards the better future of Afghanistan and its citizens.



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Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

Tribal Liaison Office

Tribal Liaison office was founded in December 2003, opening offices in Khost, Paktia, Paktika and Kabul by February 2004. TLO is an Afghan non governmental, non political and non profit organization working in the fields of peace and security initiatives in Southeast provinces of Afghanistan . The mission of the TLO is to facilitate the formal integration of communities and their traditional governance structures with Afghanistan 's governance, security and reconstruction framework. The TLO works in the Southeast to generate formal linkages between peaceful tribal elders, shuras, the government and the international community. TLO is currently operational in five provinces with headquarters in Kabul and field offices in Paktia, Khost and Paktika TLO's activities revolve around four types of activities: 1) research and advocacy, 2) capacity building of the communities, peaceful leaders and the traditional governance structures, 3) coordination among all actors in reconstruction, and 4) facilitating reconstruction efforts.



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Website: None

Country: Afghanistan

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