We’re closely monitoring the situation unfolding in Afghanistan. Our team is safe. They are very sad, but calm, and sheltering in place. We are so proud of them and the work they do serving women and their families across the country.
These are dark and difficult hours but our team is still confident that given our history of working with community and religious leaders across the spectrum, of engaging men as well as women, that we will be able to continue to serve our participants and their families safely.
Over the past few decades, we’ve reached more than 120,000 women in Afghanistan and we hope to increase services for those who are displaced and those who need us most now. Whatever happens in the coming days, we hold true to the idea that women can and should help shape the future of Afghanistan. Our international community of supporters matters now more than ever.
Our CEO, Laurie Adams says, “ To our Afghanistan team, we are proud of you, we are with you, and all our hope and love is with you, as well as our commitment to working alongside you to find practical, safe, solutions so that we can continue to operate and make a positive difference for the people of Afghanistan who have already suffered far too much and who deserve peace and prosperity.