Our alumnae, students and volunteers are making The Initiative's vision of a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan a reality by making positive and lasting changes in Afghanistan.


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Executive Director Receives WomenTogether's Humanitarian Award at United Nations

Our Executive Director, Christian Wistehuff, was selected by WomenTogether to receive its humanitarian award for his advocacy leadership at The Initiative as its mission and program mirrors much of both the United Nations 2015 Millennium Development Goals and WomenTogether beliefs: that empowering women is a means of creating strong, humane and stable societies. Founded in 1996, WomenTogether is an international non-profit organization registered with Special Consultative status at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Department of Public Information-Non-Governmental Organization (DPI) of the United Nations. Women Together works on projects to promote social development, measures

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The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women is a non-profit education and leadership development program working to create the next generation of women leaders in Afghanistan. The Initiative is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


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