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  • Afghanistan Women Council
    Our Vision
    To empower women by improving their capacity to raise their standard of life, make them self-sufficient and restore their respect in the Afghan Society.
    Historically, Afghan women have always held a crucial and active role in the struggle for freedom. The heroic struggle and fight against the invaders by many Afghan women became a glorious part of our history. Such events are not only unforgettable, but they will remain as a source of great encouragement and inspiration for future Afghan generations.

    Since the women in Afghanistan have suffered more than anyone else during the resistance against the Soviet occupation, it is therefore necessary to take into consideration that they should have full access to basic human rights. Afghanistan Women Council was established with great hope to advocate for a better situation for Afghan women and increase awareness of human rights, women’s rights, refugee rights, children rights, peace-building and democracy issues within the Afghan context. It is worth mentioning that AWC has been awarded four international awards for its performance in these areas since its establishment in 1986. 

  • Split Donation for Women's History Month
    Provide a donation and we'll equally split it between all of the organizations:
    • 200 Muslim Women Who Care
    • Afghanistan Women Council
    • Asians Against Domestic Abuse
    • CodeHer
    • Domestic Harmony Foundation
    • FACE
    • HEART
    • Ikram Foundation
    • Kiran
    • Malikah
    • Muslim Women's Organization
    • NISA
    • Oasis
    • Rabata
    • TAIBA
    • Texas Muslim Women's Foundation
    • Women for Afghan Women
    • Women's Mosque of America

  • Women for Afghan Women
    Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is a grassroots civil society organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York. In particular, WAW works to help Afghan women and girls exercise their rights to pursue their individual potential to self-determination, and to representation in all areas of life—political, social, cultural, and economic. WAW relentlessly advocates for women’s rights and challenges the norms that underpin gender-based violence to influence attitudes and bring about change.
    WOMEN FOR AFGHAN WOMEN (WAW) was founded in April 2001 to advocate for women then living under the brutal rule of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Since its inception, WAW has become the largest organization for Afghan women and girls globally, and the largest women’s organization in Afghanistan. To date, WAW has served 57,000+ women and children; provided 850,120+ conflict-induced internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugee returnees with protection and monitoring services; and trained 396,500+ individuals from all walks of life on women’s rights and 22,000+ on peacebuilding and on the role of women in peacebuilding.
    Through a comprehensive and holistic network of programs and services, WAW works at the grassroots level to provide life-saving and life-changing services, education, and advocacy for women and children across Afghanistan and New York (NY) who have endured gender-based violence and other human rights violations. WAW’s capacity has grown from being volunteer-run when it was founded to now employing over 850 staff members, the vast majority of whom are Afghan and are woman.

  • Women's History Month
    We are supporting a handful of organizations from our Nonprofit Directory that support women empowerment. To review our entire Nonprofit Directory, you can find more information here: 

  • 200 Muslim Women Who Care
    200 Muslim Women Who Care was founded in 2017 by my dear friend Farah Modi-Khan and myself to honor the essence of our Islamic faith by fulfilling our responsibility to our neighbors in Tampa Bay. We wanted to have Muslim women commit to the care of their neighbors by being of those who not just believe–but act in dedicated service to their local community. We sought to give voice to a much needed organization in the Muslim community; one which unites women of culturally diverse backgrounds and fosters inclusivity. With so many negative images of Islam in the media, we aspired for people to know who Muslim women are. The Muslim women we know are strong, vocal, brilliant and compassionate to the world around them. We recognized that our philanthropic efforts tend to be individually realized, which dilutes the impact Muslim women make on their communities. Our organization was founded with the principle that together, we are stronger, so we set out on our mission to leverage the collective compassion and philanthropy of Muslim women. We modeled our organization after 100 People Who Care – a movement of dedicated people who play active roles in improving their communities.
    Our purpose is twofold:
    1) be charitable, a key Islamic pillar. We encourage Muslim Women to make a tangible difference in their broader communities; and
    2) educate and connect Muslim women to local Tampa nonprofits in order to promote and raise awareness to successful community efforts and provide opportunities for collaboration.
    200 Muslim Women Who Care is committed to creating and nurturing powerful bonds that will serve to strengthen Tampa Bay. We believe that the greatest threat to progress is the belief that challenges are too complex to overcome. Therefore, our approach is to collectively take small steps to enrich our communities.

  • HEART Women's & Girls
    HEART was founded in 2009 in Chicago by Nadiah Mohajir and Ayesha Akhtar, after launching a day-long workshop for Muslim mothers and daughters to learn about puberty, sex, and healthy relationships. More people than they ever imagined signed up for the event, which brought together many diverse women and girls with their incredible stories. Many left this space asking for when the next workshop would be and Ayesha and Nadiah began planting the seeds for what ultimately became HEART.
    Around the same time, Sameera Qureshi and Sahar Pirzada were having similar conversations in their communities in Calgary, Canada, and Singapore. From developing culturally-sensitive sex education curricula to organizing for more equitable policies around workplace harassment, Sameera, Sahar, and Nadiah ultimately met online, exchanged notes, and began collaborating. 
    For years, they had heard Muslims covertly share their stories and struggles with sex, relationships, and all too often, sexual violence. They often spoke of not having access to culturally-sensitive information and resources, and many more expressed their fears and apprehension about seeking out existing resources and services because of the shame and stigma associated with discussing sex and sexual violence in their communities. Though very different with respect to race, socioeconomic status, geography, and day-to-day religious practice, these individuals shared something in common: many desired to have greater access to resources and language to think critically about their bodies, sexual violence, and faith and how it all intersects. Often, they navigated these life experiences alone, and in silence.
    This silence is unjust and contributes to the gender inequities and violence in our communities. At the root of this silence is decades of systemic oppression: patriarchy, racism, white supremacy, classism, and Islamophobia, which has enabled gender inequities and gender-based violence to continue. As such, HEART was founded to empower individuals with the language, resources, and choice to break through that silence. It seeks to provide a safe space for Muslims to come together—both virtually and physically—to learn about their bodies, exchange health information, and become resources for each other and their communities.

  • Muslim Women's Organization
    A world where every Muslim woman has the opportunity to lead in the service of humanity.
    To empower communities by harnessing the leadership of women and ensuring that they have the resources they need to affect change in their areas of passion.
    If MWO provides leadership training and does outreach to relevant communities, then Muslim women of Central Florida will be more empowered and enjoy greater gender equity.

  • Texas Muslim Women's Foundation
    In 2005, against the backdrop of a post 9/11 world, Dr. Hind Jarrah, Ph.D. (Executive Director 2005-2020) and a diverse group of Muslim women in the North Texas region assembled, with the objective of serving the local community while representing a positive example of Muslims - specifically Muslim women.
    In assessing the needs of the community, it became clear that Muslim victims of domestic violence were in dire need of culturally-specific and trauma-informed services, Muslim parents desired leadership programs for their children, and the general public was seeking to understand more about the Muslim faith and create bridges in the face of fear.
    With these varying needs, the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation was founded, promoting peace and understanding within the family unit and across the many diverse communities in North Texas.
    As TMWF has grown, we have expanded our services and outreach to not just North Texas, but nationwide.

  • Women's Mosque of America
    The Women’s Mosque of America is the nation’s first women-led Muslim house of worship. The Women’s Mosque of America seeks to uplift the Muslim community by empowering women and girls through more direct access to Islamic scholarship and leadership opportunities. The Women’s Mosque of America provides a safe space for women to feel welcome, respected, and actively engaged within the Muslim Ummah. It complements existing mosques, offering opportunities for women to grow, learn, and gain inspiration to spread throughout their respective communities.
    The Women’s Mosque of America provides women-led Friday jumma’a services for women and children (including boys 12 and under) once a month in Southern California. In addition, the Women’s Mosque of America provides programming, events, and classes open to both men and women that aim to increase community access to female Muslim scholars and female perspectives on Islamic knowledge and spirituality.

  • Asians Against Domestic Abuse
    Founded in 2001, AADA’s mission is to prevent violence against women. We work to strengthen and promote equal and healthy family relations within the Asian American Community. We do this through public awareness, support systems, community empowerment and collaborations with organizations sharing similar goals. Six percent of Houston’s two million populations are made up of Asian Americans and many of them are new immigrants to the country. Domestic violence is a hidden reality in these communities despite the main stream’s perception of these communities as the “Model Minority”; highly educated and hard working people. AADA bridges the gap in providing services to this community by addressing issues that would otherwise be kept behind closed doors.
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