OPAWC participated in a gathering against the latest brutal incident concerning women and Farkhunda's case in the country.

This gathering was arranged by civil society institutions and the Afghan Women Network (AWN) on 8 November2015.

OPAWC being a women  organization considers it its responsibility to raise its voice for violation of women's rights in the country.

International Teacher's Day was celebrated in VTC Kabul on 5th October 2015.

The program was perfectly arranged by student themselves, They presented speech, poem and songs in praise of their teacher.

Director of Administration Mohammad Mauroof Rayan and Executive Director Latifa Ahmady also spoke about important roles of qualified teachers in a community. The asked the students to take active action and to use the opportunity they have to acquire nowledge. The talked about the current situation in 16 provinces where schools are closed and there is no teaching opportunity because of war.

An OPAWC representative participated in the First Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) Forum Meeting  on 25th August 2015.

In this meeting high ranking members of the ministry of Education - Deputy for Literacy (DMoL) and many members of literacy institutions and supporters participated.

The Deputy for Literacy, H.E Muhammad Azim Karbalai, Presented updates on National Literacy/ Provincial Literacy and District Literacy Committees.

There were several discussions by UNESCO representatives and DMoL on the National Literacy Strategy Implementation Plan, also discussion on Compulsory Literacy for all, and discussion on planning for the celebration of International Literacy Day (ILD).

The 2015 function of graduation was celebrated in the Vocational Training Center on 8 May. 150 women received their merit and completion certificate.

The function was held in the basement of the neighboring building. more than 400 guests, including high ranking members of the government, foreigner supporters, members of the literacy deportment, heads of women and men shora (Afshar District committees), students and their mothers participated.

The agenda of the function was totally prepared by students themselves, which shows their grown confidence and progress.

Students presented songs that described the condition of women and told about their country.

OPAWC members participated in a two-days workshop arranged by the Afghan Women Network (AWN) in Kabul.

The objective of this workshop was to enhance the understanding of the role of gender among the participants in order to recognize the role of men and women in the community under the aspect of equal rights.

The participants came with many useful issues about gender, what is the appropriate role of gender? How dose one distinguish between the responsibility of men and women? How and in which ways can women reach a position to understand their rights, how do you struggle to empower women and to eliminate the existing injustice and inequality in the country.

OPAWC members participated in a three day seminar held by the Afghan Women Network (AWN).

In this seminar OPAWC staff learned the concept of advocacy: how to pursue justice, how to eliminate the exemption of abusers and criminals form, how to give psychological comfort to the victims and how to secure a safe community and implement the law. They were instructed in the three aspects of advocacy: Advocacy for the affected people, advocacy with affected people and advocacy through the people.

A one day workshop on medical advice was held for women in the VTC.

This workshop was run jointly by the staff and some outstanding students of the center.

Topics covered were benefits of drinking water for the kidneys, damage to bladders due to not relieving urine for long time periods, harm form the use of non-prescription medicine and others.

The workshop was simple but very useful for the women; they took part in discussions and were happy to learn new issues.

Global Uprising of One Billion Rising (OBR) on Violence against Women
14th February is the day where all civil societies and human rights institution raise their voices in solidarity with the victims of violence around the world.

Afghanistan joined this campaign formally in 2013. Therefore on 14 February, this event was celebrated in Afghanistan like in other countries.OPAWC, whose target groups are women,also participated widely to show its solidarity with women victims and raised its voice to eliminate all kind of violence and harassment against women throughout the country.This event was held and celebrated simultaneously in 34 provinces of Afghanistan by AWN (Afghan Women Network).