The Source: PIRS offers a helping hand to Afghan women and children

“The news coming out of Afghanistan is about how women leaders are fleeing for their lives, and girls are being denied the right to education”

PIRS, a grassroots organization focused on local action, is one of the few organizations across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland dedicated to addressing the needs and challenges of migrant women and children. They have been delivering, for the past 45 years, accessible, inclusive, low-barrier programs – that create a sense of belonging, meaningful participation, and leadership such as trauma-informed Community English Classes, Women’s Leadership and Development, Children & Family Programs – for immigrant and refugee women and their children.

The organization works directly with women who might, among several other problems, not have access to government funded programs because of their immigration status, or lack the benefit of childcare.

“Because of our dedicated staff and volunteers, and donor support we are able to respond with new initiatives in a timely manner, such as our Emergency Food Hub; and most recently our Afghan Women Fund.”

“The Afghan issue is about the rights of Afghan women and girls…..”