Services of Woman Relief Center for Afghanistan (SWRCA) is a social non-political, non-profitable organization created in 1994 to respond current needs for Afghanistan’s people in order to sustained and strengthen and promote human right culture, peace building, good governance initiatives and tackle humanitarian crisis in southwest of Afghanistan.
SWRCA is managed by independent non-partisan indigenous professionals whom have been experiencing practically & technically on various fields of capacity buildings of humanitarian sectors and community development projects as they have had special trainings to the sectors of humanitarian interventions, Human rights, child protection and capacity building programs.
SWRCA started it is activity under the name of Southwest Reconstruction Consul For Afghanistan in 1994 and registered and got membership of UNOCHA United Nations. SWRCA has officially started its humanitarians’ activities in Southwest provinces in 1996 as well as became a member of SWABAC. It farther in the era of Taliban received an official registration number at the Ministry of planning as NGO number 391U. When the Taliban government got out of Afghanistan, the board of NGO with coordination and consultation of the Ministry of Economic decided to change its name from Southwest Reconstruction Council for Afghanistan (SWRCA) to Services Women Relive Center for Afghanistan (SWRCA) and registered as NGO number U603U in the Ministry of Economy of Afghanistan in 2005.
The AWARD history:
Badghis Social Journalists Association (BSJA) which has now expanded its activities on ground and in further sectors and officially changed its name from BSJA to AWARD, and is upgraded from a local Association to a national NGO, was un-officially established in 2007 with collaboration of few journalists and social activists in southern Badghis province. Later in 2010 it was formally established and registered as a non-profit organization in Ministry of Justice in Kabul and recently it has changed name from BSJA to Afghan Women Advanement & Rural Development Organization (AWARDo).
AWARD strives to fight poverty, create a democratic society where all people particularly disadvantaged and at-risk are valued without any discrimination as the most promising resource available to meet personal and societal needs.
AWARD is dedicated to address the social, civil and democratic needs, issues, and problems of men and women, and shape their social & economic development through advocacy, rights awareness, networking, and capacity building programs throughout Afghanistan.
AWARD is a grass root level organization emerged with the aim to advocate youth, marginalized, poor and disadvantage communities on their rights to education, democracy, and equal opportunity for social services. AWARD strongly believes and serves the poor and deprived poor communities at the grass root level; where the resources and services availability are quite poor and hardly fulfilled the life basics and emergency needs of communities.
AWARD envisions a transformed countrywide community wherein stakeholders, and all members of community actively participating in alternative social infrastructure which promote and practice real democracy, access to justice and secured human rights towards a balanced and decentralized system for the common goods and welfare of youth, women, elders and social institutions. AWARD is thematically working in sub-sectors of Community Development, Youth Rights Protection, Food security and Agriculture, Access to Justice, Human Rights, Humanitarian response, and Peace building and Conflict Resolution. AWARD’s main goal is to support people to experience real democracy, strengthening and advancing democracy nationwide, so therefore as part of democracy Human Rights, Civil education, social cohesion, access to rights and peaceful elections are the main contributing aspects of democracy.
The main aims of establishing the AWARD association is/was:
- To fight poverty in southern province Badghis through the implementing different social benefit projects. As an example, providing equipment for hospitals, clinics, education institutions and handicapped and marginalized.
- To practice real democracy through stakeholder’s advocacy in access to justice, human rights and improved citizenship
- Help the homeless children go school through a pre-confirmed mechanism
- To structure social network notionally working with religious leaders, community elders, youth and women for empowering citizenship and greater social accountability
- To enhance youth, women and victim of violence groups access to formal and informal justice mechanisms
- To protect human and women rights through advocacy initiatives, consultation and policy reforms and dialogues
- To protect well-beings of children and initiate steps for child protection, education, development, good governance through implementation of Convention on the Rights of Children
- To provide referral support and friendly spaces for the child protection cases, and jointly work for eliminating child labor, early marriages and support children voices for change at community level
- To address youth, women and children needs and problems through social networking, to extend grounds for community-based solutions to problems and issues
- To strengthen coordination with all programs related stakeholders inclusive with community, government national and internationally
- To provide livelihoods development opportunities for youth, women and poor communities to make sustainable their livelihoods
- Advocating from journalists’ rights and activities,
- For establishing a reliable connection between this center and other Journalists institution outside of the province, and in collaboration with them, for providing opportunities in preparing exposures visits for Badghis Journalists and their capacity building.
Jameghor Charity Organization (JCO) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization, with headquarter in Ghor province and regional offices in Herat and Kabul. JCO was Founded In 2005 by an experienced team of civil, cultural, and human rights activists. Our online platform, Jameghor Website (www.jameghor.com) was launched in October 2005 with the aim of increasing awareness of women and girls rights and promoting girls education by creating a platform where everyone can speak out, where women could raise their concerns, where young talents could share their works, where poets and writers could motivate and encourage people to send both boys and girls to school, where social, cultural and women rights issues are discussed every day. However, the thematic foci of Jameghor Charity Organization (JCO), has soon been extended to include health promotion, community development, advocating children’s rights and supporting vulnerable groups of the society with focus on women and girls & people with disabilities.
Jam Ghor website, as an online news portal is deeply involved in spreading awareness of social, political, cultural & economical developments in Afghanistan amongst the online readers since 2005. In our archive you can see all news and developments in Ghor province and Afghanistan from 2005 to 2021 in a very organized way, which is reported by our journalists from the ground (https://jameghor.com/daily_news/). Jameghor has also been receiving articles from most of Afghan civil and political activists, writers and poets from all over Afghanistan and world for publishing in Jameghor Website since 2005. Now Jameghor website contains more than thousands of articles, essays and books on almost every subject and is now becoming the best source of information in the country and beyond.
We have more than 15 years of extensive experience in media/press outdoor. We operate a popular online news portal which has 17 years’ experience in news writing, editing, publishing academic & research articles and public awareness campaigns. Besides publishing social, cultural, political and research articles and local news and spreading awareness through our Jameghor website, Jameghor International Magazine has several times been published from 2010 to 2018 but due to the financial problems this print media had to stop publishing. After almost two decades of activity in media sector, having sufficient experience in this field we consider our NGO qualified to request financial support and once again implement a successful project that can have a lasting impact and also to achieve the goals of our NGO & develop our activities.
Of particular relevance are:
– We have 17 years of experience in Media/Press outdoor.
– In 2012 the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded a project, where we rebuild our online news portal (www.jameghor.com) and expanded our activities.
– in June 2014, we had held an International Conference in Arhus city of Denmark in collaboration with Rebuild Aid, where hundreds of writers and civil & cultural activists participated from all over the world.
– Currently, Jameghor Charity Organization is undertaking a cash assistance project for 200 poor families in Ghor province, which will be as successful as any other project, using its past experiences.
– In addition to that, every year we receive more than thousand items of medical and educational equipment and supplies since 2007 from a Danish NGO (Rebuild Aid) and distributing them to health clinics and schools.