Women in Afghanistan are Under Attack!

In just the last three months:

  • September 15: Lieutenant Negar, a top female police officer, was killed by two unknown gunmen less than two months after her predecessor, Islam Bibi, was murdered.

Violence against women is on the rise. These attacks on prominent Afghan women are meant to warn other women who dare to stand up for their rights. MADRE’s Afghan Women’s Survival Fund, an underground escape network and shelter system, is the only path to safety for many women threatened with violence in Afghanistan.

But now our work is threatened. Ultra-conservatives are actively trying to close the doors to women’s shelters, threatening one of the only safe havens available. If that happens, women and girls facing violence would have nowhere to turn.
We must act immediately to support the Fund and the women at risk whose lives depend on it.


Learn more about MADRE's work with women in Afghanistan:

Click here to watch a video on the Afghan Women's Survival Fund

Click here to read updates on our work in Afghanistan