Demonstration against war, for peace
International women activist including OPAWC participated in a demonstration against war and for peace on 19 November 2015 in Bangalore, India. A peace dance performed by a group of women form different counties attracted the attention of many people in the demonstration. Some of the slogans used were: End the war, End the occupation, End terror, End the war in the name of democracy and developments, we stand against all forms of violence against women around the world, and War is Terror.
International women's workshop
OPAWC representative Latifa Ahmady participated in an international meeting of women in Kolar, Bangalore,India.
The three day meeting was held during 17-19 November 2015 with the support of Women in Black- Vimochana. More than 150 women activists from different parts of the world participated in various workshops, including international members of Women in Black (WIB).
World court of women against war, for peace
OPAWC participated in a world court of women against wars, for justice.
The court was held by Women in Black- Vimochana and Mount Carmel College, Bangalore (India), in College premises on Monday, November 16,2015 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The program included personal testimonies, political contextual testimonies, testimonies of resistance, movement testimonies and contributions from war and violence affected women and juries.
Workshop on children's rights
A one day workshop was arranged in OPAWC's Literacy Center on 8 November2015 by partner organization HAWCA and many women participated.
The workshop described in detail what being a child means according to the Civil Law and the Criminal Law. Many types of crimes against children were presented through lectures and joint discussion.
Appeal for Farkhunda case
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.
Celebration of Teacher's Day in VTC
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.
First Literacy (LIFE) Forum Meeting
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).
Function of Graduation
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.
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