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

Tearfund in Balkh

Women's Self Help Groups

The Self Help Group approach in Afghanistan is a grass roots movement, designed to empower Afghan women socially, economically and politically. This ongoing program, which began in 2003, saw the last tier of the three tier strategy come to fruition in 2011 with the emergence of the Federation of SHGs in Kabul.  A Tearfund partner is the implementing agency,  training and equiping Afghan women in the SHG Approach, as well as other NGOs within thier sphere of influence. There is still much work to be done with the SHG program to overcome more than three decades of instability.

Direct beneficiaries: Poorest local women and children attending SHGs. Indirect beneficiaries: children and husbands of attendees. To date over 16,000 women are active in SHGS and over 2015 a further 1,600 are anticipated to join new groups.

There are also 1,440 children active in Children’s Self Help Groups, which operate a bit more like after school clubs, but with training on savings included.