The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women (The Initiative) is proud to announce that its Executive Director, Christian Wistehuff, was named to The US-Afghan Women’s Council.
The U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council (USAWC) was founded in 2002 as a public-private partnership. The USAWC is located 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.
Through his work on the US-Afghan Women’s Council, under the auspices of The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women, Mr. Wistehuff seeks to make The Initiative’s programs and services available to more Afghan women from the provinces, enhance support for its network of alumnae working in Afghanistan, and increase the number of employment and advocacy opportunities for women returning to Afghanistan following their education abroad. Part of this work includes expanding the reach of ESL training and TOEFL preparatory classes and access to TOEFL examinations more widely available to young women of the provinces.