Afghan women in an AIL leadership workshop
Grantee name: The Afghan Institute for Learning
Mission: The Afghan Institute for Learning (AIL) is committed to bringing peace and dignity to Afghan people as they struggle to overcome poverty, oppression, devastation, and injustice. AIL's internationally recognized work is improving the health and education of Afghan women and children, relieving their suffering after three decades of war and civil strife, and enhancing the quality of their lives.
Channel Grants: Channel has made grants to AIL (through the fiscal sponsorship of Creating Hope International) to support AIL’s Human Rights and Leadership Training programs in Afghanistan. Under Sakena Yacoobi's leadership, AIL’s Human Rights and Leadership Workshops have trained thousands of women and men to advocate for their basic human rights and to develop leadership skills. Not only do these trainings help to develop skills in communication and in the prevention of gender-based violence, they can also empower the women to participate in local, regional and global decisions. AIL has created a series of Peacebuilding Workshops at the request of participants in the leadership workshops, focusing on what participants can do to build peace and nonviolence in their communities. (2010, 2011, 2012)
Photo courtesy of AIL/CHI.