EIN 02-0539734

Women for Afghan Women (WAW)

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Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is a grassroots, civil society organization; our mission is dedicated to securing and protecting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York.
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Program areas at WAW

Afghan family protection and guidance services - in 13 of afghanistan's 34 provinces, Women for Afghan Women (waw) operates family guidance centers, Women's protection centers, and transitional and halfway houses that provide pro bono counseling, mediation, and legal aid, as well as literacy, vocational, childcare, and health care services to Afghan Women, girls, and families at risk of, or seeking relief from, cases of gender-based violence including domestic violence, sexual violence, child and forced marriage, and other forms of abuse, exploitation, and human rights violations. Waw's 32 facilities also include children's protection centers improving the living conditions, well-being, and access to education for children formerly languishing in prisons with incarcerated mothers, often jailed for "moral" crimes such as fleeing abusive homes. Waw also provides Women's rights are human rights training programs for thousands of Afghan Women, men, and children, in mosques, police stations, community centers, schools, and government offices.
New york community center and advocacy - a community center located in the heart of the Afghan community in queens, ny provides a number of pro bono programs and crisis services to Afghan immigrant and refugee Women, families, and children including immigration and employment support, domestic violence counseling, and boys and girls leadership programs. The new york community center and advocacy office in Washington, dc also raise awareness among policymakers and the public that has an effect on policies as they relate to the rights and challenges that Afghan Women and familie face in afghanistan and the u.s.

Who funds Women for Afghan Women (WAW)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Novo FoundationGeneral Support$200,000
Network for GoodUnrestricted$85,116
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$54,450
...and 13 more grants received

Personnel at WAW

Naheed SamadiCountry Director
Mona abu RayyanCommunications Manager
Kristine WeeDevelopment Manager
Ahmad YamaController

Financials for WAW

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,248,249
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$111,083
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$8,359,332

Form 990s for WAW

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-10-18990View PDF
2018-122020-06-22990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122017-06-15990View PDF
2016-022018-02-06990View PDF
...and 13 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 28, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $17,000 from PRBB Foundation
March 1, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
September 22, 2021
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $200,000 from Novo Foundation
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
September 15, 2020
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsHuman rights organizationsCivil rights and social justice organizationsFamily violence sheltersCharities
Human servicesWomen and girlsHuman rightsAbuse preventionCrime and lawLegal servicesVoting rights
Political advocacyFundraising eventsOperates internationallyState / local levelReceives government fundingGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
158-24 73rd Ave
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Queens County, NY
Website URL
(718) 591-2434
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
R24: Womens Rights
NAICS code, primary
813311: Human Rights Organizations
Parent/child status
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