Welcome to the Afghan-American Women’s Association

A Message From The President

Dear Guest and Supporter of Afghan Women:

Welcome to the official site of the Afghan American Women’s Association (A-AWA)!

A-AWA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of Afghan women issues, and serving as a platform for organizing Afghan American women through cultural, educational, charitable, and social activities. A-AWA raises awareness of the professional and social rights of women in the Afghan American community. A-AWA serves as a linchpin between the needs of the Afghan community in the Washington metropolitan area and the needs of women organizations and humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan.

A-AWA is organized and led by active, highly educated, and highly motivated residents from the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area. New visions and objectives have been added to the mission of A-AWA. We are active in the Washington and Northern Virginia communities. Efforts are under way to actively recruit Afghan women to join us on our journey to achieve our honorable mission.

A-AWA’s short and long-term goals are focused on helping to support women in Afghanistan and in Washington. We have drafted a challenging agenda which will lead us into necessary and unprecedented directions. Therefore we seek support from our friends, the business community, donors, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to achieve our mission and objectives.

For instance, we are planning to build an Afghan-American Community Center where we can mobilize membership, build a central place for resources, hold educational and training workshops, provide logistical support, hold meetings, and gather as a culture for the greater Afghan- American Community in Washington, DC.

Please take your time navigating this site and reach out if you have any questions or need further information. We look forward to building active cooperation and working relationships with you, other women organizations, and institutions that seek the same mission and objectives.


Shahla Ahmadi
A-AWA President

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A-AWA seeks to enrich the lives of Afghan-American women by establishing closer relationships and understanding between Afghan-American women through cultural, educational, charitable, and social activities and providing opportunities for volunteerism and leadership in the Afghan-American community.

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