We are a team of 10 lawyers, gender experts, law graduates, support staff and roster of experts.
Our lawyers have over 20 years collective experience in combatting sexual and gender-based violence and we are trained in survivor centered approaches to legal practice.
Our Afghan lawyers are admitted to practice and are registered with the Afghanistan Bar Association.
We benefit from continuing in-house and external training in various aspects of Afghan Law, International Human Rights Law (including women’s rights and children’s rights), and in the litigation of complex human rights cases.
Why we are unique
01/ We are activist-lawyers. We use the justice process and our knowledge of law to initiate and push for bold and transformative actions.
02/ We are constantly challenging and at the same time encouraging State authorities to practise a gender and survivor-centered approach to justice.
03/ We hold the government accountable. At the same time, we offer them our wholehearted support to uphold the rule of law. This is our idea of peaceful resistance.
04/ We are the only organisation in Afghanistan with specialisation and subject-matter expertise on institutionalised sexual violence.
Our partners are first and foremost our clients and their communities. We work intimately with them, empowering them to take action on issues that matter to them through collective action.
We have Memorandum of Understanding with the Attorney General's Office and Ministry of Higher Education.
We have developed networks with the Presidential Palace, First Lady's Office, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Interior, Supreme Court and various gender and technical working groups.
We work in cooperation with the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), EU Member States, the US Embassy in Kabul, Front Line Defenders (FLD), Afghanistan Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA), Afghanistan Women’s Network (AWN), Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Center for Sports and Human Rights (CSHR) and others.
We are a proud and active member of the Human Rights Defenders Committee Board, Ministry of Justice/Women’s Affairs Legislative Drafting Committees, Prohibition of Forced Gynaecological Examinations Committee and Anti-Sexual Harassment Law Committee.