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Women for Peace and Participation (WPP)

    Women for Peace and Participation (WPP) is to promote the involvement of women and youth in peace-building processes at the grassroots, provincial and national levels. WPP, in Afghanistan operates in various regions, with particular focus on the Southern, Western and Central regions (Kandahar, Helmand, Kabul and Mazar). We work with women and youth on;

  • Empower women and youth by building their capacities and skill-sets to engage in peacebuilding and Peacebuilding and conflict resolution.
  •  Develop the leadership skills of the next generation of women and youth.
  •  Facilitate Peace Mediation at the community level.
  •  To enhance opportunities for the inclusion of women and youth in decision-making processes.
  •  Informal education and livelihoods;
  •  Strengthening networking and solidarity
  •  Advocacy, at local, national, regional and international levels.
  •  To develop partnerships with individuals, communities and organizations working in development, peace-building and state-building – all aimed at creating a shared consensus on the policies needed to bring effective political, economic and social change in war torn societies.

WPP substantial component of this work focuses on hard-to-reach and remote populations, building their capacity and enabling them to participate in policy-formulation and implementation at community, provincial and national levels. In addition to programs in Afghanistan, WPP conducts research, builds networks of female and youth activists, and is called upon to advise on challenges to inclusive peacebuilding.


Building inclusive and peaceful societies through access to equal opportunities.


Women for Peace and Participation’s goal is to promote social inclusion and provide an opportunity for excluded groups of Afghan women and youth to shape the future of their country through participation in social and political processes.

Our Member and Associates

We work with 30 members and associates.

Quhramaana Kakar

She is founding director Women for Peace and Participation, Snr StrategiAdvisor Women Mediators across the Commonwealth (WMC) network…

Abida Kakar

She is Country Lead, Women for Peace and Participation, has nearly ten years of experience working on development, Capacity Building, Peacebuilding…


She is professional background includes working as a research coordinator for the UKRI Culture and Conflict Project with Women for Peace and Participation(WPP).