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Total funding goal: $20,000

Total funding to date: $10,250

Remaining goal: $9,750

Total Donors: 2

Creating Hope International

Creating Hope International (CHI) invests in local, community action, building education and health resources, training people in the skills they need to continue the work on their own in the future.

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Project start date: 11/30/1899

Project completion date: 11/30/1899

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Milestone Objective

Date: 03/22/2018

What Do Afghan Women Need Most?

Now, thanks to your support, hundreds of wives, mothers, and children are finding those remedies. At the Legal Aid Center for Women, run by Connecther's award-winning project partner the Afghan Institute for Learning (AIL), three female lawyers work tirelessly to defend women's rights. In 2017 they handled 127 cases, which ranged from violence anView More

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Support AIL's Legal Clinic for Women and Girls



Herat, Afghanistan

This law clinic in Afghanistan run by Afghan Institute of Learning has won the trust of the women by taking on complicated cases for those with no financial resources and unable to fight for their rights. Five dedicated female lawyers work on a variety of cases affecting women, including child custody battles, protecting property or inheritance rights, and securing justice in cases related to child marriage, marriage without consent of the girl, and abuse.


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Project Milestones

Legal Clinic Budget (partially supports legal clinic for six months):


ITEM

U.S. Dollars

Materials & Supplies

$ 130

Equipment

$ 500

Communication

$ 200

Rent/maintenance

$ 400

Utilities

$ 200

Bank fees

$ 75

Transportation and Travel

$ 650

Salaries

$ 7,845�

TOTAL

$10,000


Background

Working with the Ministry of Women Affairs (MOWA) and the Human Rights Commission (HRC), AILs Womens Legal Clinic Project in Herat provides legal support for indigent women. The five dedicated female lawyers assist women referred by the MOWA and HRC, as well as women who hear about the project on the radio or through other means. The law clinic has won the trust of the women by taking on complicated cases for those with no financial resources and unable to fight for their rights. Staff lawyers work on a variety of cases affecting women, including child custody battles, protecting property or inheritance rights, and securing justice in cases related to child marriage, marriage without consent of the girl, and abuse. In addition, the Legal Clinic staff speaks regularly about legal issues regarding womens rights and the services of the legal clinic over Radio Meraj, Dr. Yacoobis private radio station which is housed in the AIL office and supported by AIL. The Clinic legal staff also take part in women rights and legal symposiums, giving the staff the opportunity to see what others are doing.


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