Throughout this past year, AIL held a 5-day workshop with the goal of giving women in Dykondi Province, Afghanistan a comprehensive overview of women’s reproductive health issues .
A multi-day workshop on reproductive health was held for women in Dykondi Province, and 35 women attended.
Estimated girls & women affected
The 35 women that attended the workshop relayed information they learned to family and friends and quickly reached an estimated 350 people in the Dykondi Province community.
Estimated community members affected
Thanks to your generosity, a multi-day workshop was held for 35 women in Dykondi Province. The information these women received will be relayed to friends and family and quickly reach an estimated 350 people. The workshop was conducted over 5 days with the goal to give the women a comprehensive overview of women’s reproductive health issues. Because of you, we empowered women to better care for themselves and their families. Workshop topics included: ante natal care, normal delivery, hygiene, vaccinations, medicines, proper nutrition, avoiding diarrhea and disease, pregnancy problems, and safe delivery practices. The women were also given a small transport stipend to help with costs. Our participants were aged between 15 and 45, living in 10 villages in the area, and had a variety of occupations We place great emphasis on providing high quality health education to women. We do this through education at clinics and through multi-day and mini-workshop formats.
All of the participants were happy to have had the opportunity to learn and feel knowledgeable to deal with a variety of health issues.
Risks and challenges
The workshop format was proved effective even though all of the women had an incomplete understanding of health issues, particularly reproductive health. While most women were literate, 7 were identified as illiterate. We successfully overcame this challenge and reached out to them accordingly.
What we’ve learnt
Afghan Institute of Learning has found that, once properly educated, women choose to seek trained medical help earlier and choose clinic based child birth rather than home birth.
The workshop format has proved effective, but investing in in-depth education has the power to reach many women. Our next step is to explore this option.
We spent a total amount of $3,165 so far on Materials, Rent and utilities, Transportation stipends, transportation, and salaries.
Amount spent so far
Reproductive health workshop planned
The Afghan Institute of Learning is delighted to have Catapult funding for one of its Women’s Reproductive Health Workshops. This funding will enable women to attend a workshop which will give them life changing and life saving information about reproductive health.
AIL plans to hold a workshop in the late Spring or early summer and will report on it in its next report.
Provide reproductive health workshops to 35 women, who will relay that information to their families and communities.
Why we care: Poor access to reproductive health information in rural Afghanistan
How we're solving this: By empowering Afghan females to be healthy and keep their families healthy
The Afghan Institute of Learning, an Afghan women’s non-governmental organization, believes that Afghan women and girls have a right to good health. Since 1996, AIL has provided health education to 2.2 million women and children. As Afghan Institute of Learning doctors say, “One of the most powerful gifts that AIL has given to Afghan women and girls is health education, empowering Afghan females to be healthy and keep their families healthy.“