Provide relief to women facing hunger & starvation
Change the trajectory of low-income female students
Help women set-up small businesses to support themselves
Afghanistan-Pakistan Women's Economic Empowerment ("Afghan-Pak Women" or "APWEE") is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides relief and economic opportunities to women who are poor, distressed, and underprivileged along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border regardless of religion, political affiliation, race, or ethnicity.
Due to decades of wars and recent developments (sudden regime change, abrupt cutoff of foreign aid and international financial connections, and the fleeing of working professionals while others went unpaid or became unemployed), GDP in Afghanistan crashed by 30 percent, causing the bulk of the population to fall into poverty.
Forty years of wars, recurrent natural disasters, and increasing poverty have devastated the people of Afghanistan with women and children disproportionately impacted. Afghans are dealing with a crippled economy with widespread poverty and joblessness. Moreover, women face restrictions with respect to mobility and participation in the workforce.
Many women in Pakistan encounter domestic violence, workplace sexual harassment, and, in some cases, honor killings. Pakistan is ranked the sixth most dangerous country in the world for women by Thomson Reuters. Due to persistently high inflation in Pakistan, women without family support and credentials turn to prostitution for survival.
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Afghanistan-Pakistan Women's Economic Empowerment
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