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The mission of the USAWC is to convene committed and capable stakeholders; identify and mobilize public and private sector resources; and encourage dynamic and collaborative partnerships in support of Afghan women and children in the areas of education, health, economic empowerment, and leadership development.

The U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council (USAWC) was founded in 2002 as a public-private partnership. The USAWC is homed at Georgetown University and is co-chaired by the President of Georgetown University and the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues and by the Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Afghan Minister for Women’s Affairs. Laura Bush and Hillary R. Clinton serve together as the Honorary Co-Chairs of the USAWC.

USAWC Members are leaders in government, the private sector, academia and philanthropy who undertake individual initiatives on behalf of the Council to advance the lives of Afghan women and children. The Council works to address areas of need identified by Afghan women, convening interested partners and brokering connections to meaningful sustainable platforms.