Frequently Asked Questions

What does the acronym AFGA stand for?

Afghan Family Guidance Association

What is AFGA?

Afghan Family Guidance Association (AFGA) is one of the oldest non-governmental organizations in Afghanistan. AFGA was set up in 1968, with the aim of providing families, women especially, with sexual and reproductive health counselling and contraceptives. As the country was engulfed by the civil war, AFGA had to cease its activities temporarily, reopening in 2002. In post-Taliban Afghanistan, AFGA worked alongside the Ministry of Public Health, delivering reproductive and sexual health counselling and services to the Afghan people. Additionally, the organization initiated and implemented activities that empowered women and youth to learn more about and take decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health.
The organization’s structure continues to be volunteer-based. Each year the General Assembly, consisting of volunteers from all walks of life and all ages, gather together and take key decisions affecting the organization’s direction. Every three years a 9-person gender-balanced board is elected. Under the board’s direction, the executive team comprising of skilled healthcare and administrative staff run the organization on a day to day basis.
AFGA is a member association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). This gives AFGA the access to its core funding from the IPPF, as well as obtaining technical support and collaboration opportunities from the network of IPPF member associations in South Asia region and beyond.
AFGA is based in its own custom-made three-story building – complete with large grounds, parking and standardized medical storage – in the West of Kabul.

What is the AFGA Governing Board?

The governing Board of AFGA, provides intergovernmental support and oversight to the organization, in accordance with the overall policy guidance of AFGA. Learn more about Governing Board members.

How can I apply for a job with AFGA?

Thanks for your interest in joining our team. We’re looking for committed professionals willing to engage in the challenging work of advocating for women’s health, helping to meet their basic needs, and expanding their opportunities to reach their full potential. Check out Current opportunities.

How can I find an internship at AFGA?

Our Internship Program offers students the opportunity to acquire practical experience in AFGA. Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply in the work with us section.

How can I volunteer to work for AFGA?

If you have an undergraduate degree, several years of work experience, and are interested in long-term volunteer opportunities, you may be eligible for entry into the AFGA Volunteer program. For additional information on volunteer opportunities, visit our volunteers page.

How can I obtain AFGA videos, photos, and other multimedia materials?

AFGA photographs, videos, audio, print materials, and other assets are available to professional media and others for authorized use. Visit our News and Information Section to explore our multimedia packages.