NECDO is an Afghan women local, non-governmental, impartial and non-political organization, registered with Ministry of Economy in 2002 with INO.95. NECDO was established in January 2001 by a group of volunteers to help and support needy Afghan women, youth, and children in the Refuge camps of Pakistan. When the Afghan nation was passing through time-tested moments of it’s history. The Soviet hand over and destructive civil war of Mujahedeen resulted in material and spiritual losses for the nation. NECDO started its activities with small means, and a great purpose, which was based on humanitarian and development assistance. During our social activities in camps, we realized the need for Peace through education, capacity building and income generation. This was the priority set forth. In the past seventeen years of NECDO has contributed for women, youth and children through its multidimensional activities expended in to 22 provinces of Afghanistan. We firmly believe that it’s better to light a candle, instead of cursing the darkness. Because the one lighted candle will be in position to light a few more around and this way we will get rid of the darkness and conflicts. This commitment and dedication made us to be a well-known and active NGO not only locally but also internationally. The commitment and professionalism pioneer us to be a role model for coming generations and foster to pave the way for a better tomorrow for them.
Professionalism & transparency: The core part of developmental activities that lead to achieve selected goals is professionalism in transparent manner. We are committed to endeavor to the values that are essential to the development of human resources and economic growth of the county. We believe that it is steady process and we struggle to achieve the highest standards within the office and projects in the field. We have been keeping the official records of management and finance through the period of ten years and we do have audit reports of expenses in excess of $20,000.
Human Rights & Gender as Cross Cutting Issue: Each individual in a society has rights and obligations to strive for living a peaceful and comfortable life with equal access to resources & opportunities of empowerment. Hence, NECDO has played a positive role in reduction of violence against women in the light of Islamic values & Afghan government ratified the International, conventions as well as national laws therefore NECDO is committed to support Afghan women who are the severe victim of wars and social injustice in our community.
Inclusiveness: NECDO is trying to have inclusiveness in all program and activities for the people having a disability due to which we include 20% of these individuals in all our activities. We believe disability is never obstacle for social participation so we need to pave the way for them to have a meaningful and full participation. NECDO actively takes part in Disability working group meetings, joint ventures, and coordination with like-minded NGOs.
Capacity Building: NECDO is committed to improve the capacity of human resources within the country that ensure participation of women in reconstruction of Afghanistan so, that women resume full responsibilities toward developmental activities for the country and themselves.
Culture Sensitivity: “Think globally- act locally” is the methodology, which we use in our activities. One of the important elements in shaping Afghanistan political and social scenario has been cultural values, which are miss-interpreted by those having influence in community. NECDO as member of civil society is committed to respect people’s perceptions and at the same time try to convince them for a positive change that is critical for their social and economic wellbeing.
Advocacy and Networking: in the context of Afghanistan, advocacy and networking is important tools for mobilizing the community and networking with other stakeholders for bringing positive changes in the status and behavior of Afghan community including men and women. NECDO found advocacy a very positive approach in EVAW. NECDO also sees networking as a practical way to reach larger groups of people and share experience with sister organizations.
Collaboration: NECDO strives to work as a team inside the organization and with those sister Organizations that aim to bring positive changes in the statues of women and the Afghan community as a whole. Specifically at this moment while Afghanistan is passing through a tumultuous time, there is a great need for coordination of activities in order to be more effective and get best use of time and money for a developed and peaceful Afghanistan.