Our association

Founding history

In October 2002, the association was founded on the initiative of ten Afghans:
We have founded the Independent Afghan Women Association to aid jointly, concretely and directly and with many others, the reconstruction of our battered country.

Diversity of cultures

Afghanistan is a multi-ethnic state and has always been a pluralist society.
We strive for the aim that diversity can be perceived as cultural wealth again, with information and education.
The women are the cornerstone and the centre of the Afghan family, which is in turn the basis for Afghan society.
That is why we want to further, by our work for and with women, democratisation and the peace process in our distressed country.

Who are we today?

We are a group of people interested in Afghanistan who, originating from various countries and cultures, have Afghanistan on our mind and are keen on introducing the land with its distinct culture in Germany.

Sponsor of our association is Mrs. Luise Scherf (wife of the former mayor of Bremen).


You have the opportunity to become an active or an supporting member of our association.
As a supporting member, you can donate regularly or at discretion.

Our managing committee

  • Laila Noor


  • Tarek Noor

    Second chair

  • Christa Brehm


  • Sarah Meyer


  • Danielle Helms


  • Prof. Dr. Karen Smith Stegen