Afghanistan Youth National and Social Organization (AYNSO)

Background
The Afghanistan Youth National and Social Organization (AYNSO) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established by young adults and registered on 10 March, 2008 in Afghanistan. AYNSO strives to create a youth democratic society where all young people particularly disadvantaged and at-risk are valued without any discrimination as the most promising resource available to meet personal and societal needs. Founded in 2008, AYNSO is a legally registered with Ministry of Economy as non-profit organization operating in 34 provinces and Kuchi Tribes of Afghanistan. AYNSO is dedicated to address the social, civil and democratic needs, issues, and problems of youth and women, and shape their social & economic development through advocacy, rights awareness, networking and capacity building programs throughout Afghanistan. AYNSO is a grass root level organization emerged with the aim to advocate youth, marginalized, poor and disadvantage communities on their rights to education, democracy and equal opportunity for social services. AYNSO strongly believes and serves the poor and deprived youth communities at the grass root level; where the resources and services availability is quite poor and hardly fulfilled the life basics and emergency needs of communities. AYNSO envisions a transformed countrywide youth community wherein stakeholders, and all members of community actively participating in alternative social infrastructure which promote and practice real democracy, access to justice and secured human rights towards a balanced and decentralized system for the common goods and welfare of youth, women, elders and social institutions. AYNSO is thematically working in sub-sectors of Community Development, Youth Rights Protection, Food security and Agriculture, Access to Justice, Human Rights, Humanitarian response, and Peace building and Conflict Resolution. AYNSO’s main goal is to support youth to experience real democracy, strengthening and advancing democracy nationwide, so therefore as part of democracy Human Rights, Civil education, social cohesion, access to rights and peaceful elections are the main contributing aspects of democracy.

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