Skills Training and Rehabilitation Society (STARS) was established by a group of intellectual Afghans thoughtful about their country in 1997 to offer services to their extent to the needy country people, particularly women and children.
STARS are registered with the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation Development, and ACBAR and in some provincial departments.
- Since 2006 STARS is member of Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) its mentionable that, STARS is the only women focused organization in Afghanistan, working in DRR Section. Globally STARS is a member of Hauirou Commission, a network struggling for supporting the grassroots women and uplifting them economically and make them self-sufficient
- In early June 2008, Coordination of Afghan Relief (CoAR), Organization for Sustainable Development and Research (OSDR), and Skills Training and Rehabilitation Society (STARS) took the initiative of establishing a working network. The move came to make the relationship between these organizations more systematic and formal after cooperating with each other in different areas proved to be more productive. Furthermore, the initiative is directly in line with the Afghanistan NGOs Law, Article 9 of which states that nongovernmental organizations can enter into partnerships and networks to improve, expand, or implement their activities and projects. Also, the current trends and the need for reconstruction of Afghanistan lend sufficient justification for the establishment of such a network. During the 4 years or hard work, the name of network has been changed to Civil Society Empowerment (CEN) and network member increase to 6 organizations which is consist of CoAR, OSDR, STARS, HF, AREA and ASHIANA. Given the importance of a synergized operation, the network has been established for the following