Where we work

BAAG's Member organisations work across a large number of Afghanistan's provinces.  Click on the provinces of the map below to see which organisations are present there and details of their programmes. 


Some of our members - Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International UK, Child Soldiers International and Global Witness - operate on a nation-wide basis rather than in specific provinces. 


Afghanistan provincial map Nimroz Helmand Kandahar Zabul Paktika Khost Paktya Nangarhar Kunar Nuristan Badakhshan Takhar Kunduz Balkh Jawzjan Faryab Badghis Herat Farah Ghor Daykundi Uruzgan Sari Pul Ghazni Wardak Logar Kabul Laghman Parwan Kapisa Panjsher Baghlan Samangan Bamyan


  • Resilient Agriculture and Livelihoods for Socio-economic Empowerment (REALISE)

    REALISE aims to strengthen community resilience among vulnerable households by:

    a)      Improving food and nutritional security,

    b)      Increasing their economic asset base and

    c)      By strengthening their engagement in influencing decision making, service provision and policies at village, district, provincial and national level.  

    REALISE is delivered in a total of 97 villages across the 3 provinces of Balkh, Bamiyan and Jawzjan

  • Empowering Women & Girls 

    This 12 month project across Bamyan, Balkh and Jawzjan provinces aims to empower women & girls to claim their rights.  Activities include: 

    • Establishment of Women's Resource Centres
    • Research into women's access to justice
    • Undertaking Gender Audits
    • Women's Rights training 
  • HEDAW - Home Based Education for Deprived Afghan women, phase 2


    The overall objective of the HEADW program extension is to deliver quality home-based literacy and numeracy education, health education and micro-business management skills to 1,800 functionally illiterate women in the remotest areas of Waras district of Bamyan province.

    The project duration is two years and has been designed to be implemented in two phases. The project is funded by OR USA.


    • The project will enable these women to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations.
    • Additionally they and their families will benefit from health and hygiene awareness training session (focusing on personal hygiene, sanitation in their homes, HIV/AIDS awareness, and drug awareness)
    • The women & their family will receive vocational skills training to start a micro-business needed in their own villages as a means of livelihood to support family economy.  


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  • Islamic Relief


    Shelter & water for cave dwellers

    Based on a joint assessment carried out by Islamic Relief and the local government of Bamyan province, there are c.200 poor families who live in caves due to lack of alternative accomodation and their inability to afford a piece of land for construction of a house or hut. The project is funded by IR Canada.

    With an overall aim to provide 200 shelters, current construction is for 21 shelters as pilot project.  

    A water supply project provides potable water for the 21 pilot shelters and will be rolled out to the complete 200 shelters. 

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  • Islamic Relief

    Children/social work

    One to One Orphan Support (OTO)

    The one to one orphan sponsorship project is one of Islamic Relief's longest running projects, started in 2003.

    • The project is sponsored individually through personal support of 2200 sponsors who live in the western countries, mainly Australia, USA, UK and Turkey.
    • The project is mainly focused on financial support of the poorest and needy orphans who are not able to continue their education due to economic problems.  
    • The OTO project staff register each orphan accordingly to the criteria, approved by community and religious elders and verified by the IR team and creates a bank account for the registered orphan to receive the allocated money.  
    • Currently the total number of OTO sponsored is 2134 orphans in four provinces (Kabul, Mazar, Nangarhar and Bamyan)

    SEHAT (Supporting Education Through Health Assistance and Treatment)

    The SEHAT project is in line with Islamic Relief's Strategy (2009-11) Aim No. 5 “Children’s wellbeing is placed at the centre of our actions with focus on providing support so that vulnerable children can grow up in a healthy, caring and supportive environment." 

    The SEHAT project supports those orphans who are already registered in the OTO project in terms of health services in four provinces namely Kabul, Mazar, Bamyan and Mazar.


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  • Oxfam


    Human Rights in Extractive Mining

    • Advocacy training for a coalition of civil society organizations (CSOs) on human rights, employment rights and the rights of affected communities to help them advocate for a safe environment to live in.
    • CSO staff are trained in the skills needed to defend the rights of workers and communities living near mines and to monitor the activities of the extractive companies.
    • Groups are created in the affected communities and then connected with ministries, mining companies and other relevant organizations to discuss mining activities and the protection of affected communities.
    • They also advocate for mining employees’ rights and for best-practice mining in Afghanistan.
    • Research to highlight the problems and challenges faced by miners and the wider community as mining begins in their area. The results will be shared with relevant government departments in order to urge them to review current mining policies in favor of better practices and solutions.
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  • Oxfam

    Agriculture & rural development | Women

    Integrated Local Food Processing Initiative

    Establishing the first women’s trade union and two production groups. These groups train women in milk and fruit processing, and support to increase their income and sustain their livelihoods. Each community group consists of 60 women dairy and fruit producers; each group has a trainer who builds the capacity of women to deliver products to the market.

    The women receive entrepreneurial and business guidance, training and support. The project introduces product diversification to increase competitiveness in domestic markets. It also encourages women to participate in all business aspects including production and marketing. It also enables men and women to work together on plans to improve their livelihoods.

    A shop will be organized to be run by the women who sell the dairy and fruit products.

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  • Oxfam

    Governance | Women

    Bayan II

    Project focuses on women in the security forces.  It's long term goals are centered on inclusion (ensuring there are more women included in the security sector) and protection (ensuring women are safer inside the security forces). It also support women to enter and work effectively in parliament. 

    Bayan activities are diverse, ranging from using social media, trainings/workshops, community mobilization, engaging youth and academia, research, direct advocacy, monitoring of relevant, government policies, hotline (free consultation via phone), TV/Radio dramas and shows, roundtables, etc. Bayan national and international partners are working at local, national and international levels, engaging youth, activists, actors and stakeholders. Through advocacy, influencing and awareness rising, it is aimed to achieve more responsive and inclusive security sector and more women inclusion in leadership and politics.

    This is a consortium project with Gender Concerns International and Cordaid, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

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  • SAFE

    Agriculture & rural development | Livelihood

    Honey Beekeeping in 3 Villages

    The Project’s aim is to alleviate poverty and increase community resilience by facilitating the establishment of a profit-generating beekeeping business.

    It also aims to provide gainful employment for women in a culturally appropriate and sustainable manner.  The project should maintain growth and can be further developed without the need for continued external supervision.

    • Twelve couples from the three supported villages are selected - men and their wives.  36 individuals in total.
    • Training is given for 12 months,across all four seasons. All equipment is supplied e.g. hives, bee colonies, special clothing etc, and equipment for extracting honey. Special emphasis is also on Winter training.
    • Training is also given in marketing the honey, and labels and containers are supplied.
    • Best yield in 2014 was 19.7Kgs of honey by a couple in Qara Khawal village.
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