Who We Are

Executive Summary

Empowerment Center for Women (ECW)—a national women led organization empowering Afghan women and girls since 1997 in Afghanistan. ECW is thematically working in Gender Justice, Food Security and Livelihoods, Women Economic Empowerment, Child Protection, Education and Good Governance. Evidence based advocacy, accountability, networking and capacity building are the skilled areas of the track record of ECW’ experience for the policy led protection of women and girls at village/provincial and national level. Working since 1997, ECW has executed around 141 projects with 38 funding agencies across five regions of Afghanistan.


We work towards ensuring a life free from inequality and discrimination for every woman.


To support the expansion of assets and capabilities of Afghan women to participate in, negotiate with, influence, control and hold accountable institutions that affect their lives.


Our Core Values


We are responsible for our actions, which, in turn, influence our customers, vendors and coworkers. We hold ourselves and each other to a high standard of accountability.


We create a work environment that promotes healthy lifestyles and celebrates family-work balance for employees.

Civic Responsibility

We honor our coworkers and our communities by our motivation, knowledge and ability to actively participate in our communities as volunteers and leaders.


We lead with conviction and understanding.


We are committed to ourselves, our donors, and our clients; it is through commitment that we will all achieve.


We create an atmosphere that allows others to achieve through their unique contributions.


We pride ourselves on having a work environment that emulates fairness. We treat people equally and make decisions without influence from favoritism or prejudice.