Established in March 2008, Justice for All (JFAO) is a non-profit human rights organization that aims to expand access to justice to marginalized populations - particularly women, children, and prisoners - throughout Afghanistan. JFAO has been officially registered with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Economy since 2008. JFAO is an organization that is being run by women, for women. JFAO leadership is comprised of a General Assembly, a Board of Directors, an Executive Board, a Director and Deputy Director, Financial and Executive Administrators and other administrative departments. JFAO’s charter was prepared and approved by lawyers and legal professionals. JFAO has sub-offices in 11 provinces of Afghanistan such as Kabul, Khost, Kundoz, Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Paktia, Kandahar, Laghman, Nengarhar and Herat. We maintain strong links with several legal organizations and institutions in Afghanistan, including Global Rights, Medica Afghanistan, Organization for the Institute of Destitute Accused (OIDA), LAOA, Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization, Afghan Women’s Network (AWN), Norwegian Refugee Council, AWSDC, APPRO, Women for Women, UNAMA, International Legal Foundation (ILF), Independent Defence Lawyers Association, and local radio and TV stations, such as Radio Hamsada in Takhar, Radio Setara in Balkh, Radio Kapisa, Radio Kyhan in Kundoz and Khawar TV channel in Kundoz. We regularly collaborate with other women’s legal and human rights organizations in other countries. Most recently, we hosted a joint conference for female lawyers in India and Afghanistan with Human Rights Law Network, India (NRHL). We are also working with organizations in other countries to help us develop standards for the role and training of para-legal professionals in Afghanistan.
1.To strengthen the rule of law by ensuring that justice is upheld at all times.
2.To provide free legal aid, legal advice, and representation to those who are deprived of access to justice - particularly vulnerable groups such as women, children, the indigent, and prisoners.
3.To document the main legal needs and conflicts in Afghanistan.
4.To propose legal solutions that institutionalize formal legal systems and to promote the law as the principal avenue for conflict resolution.
5.To increase public awareness of the law and legal rights, particularly in the areas of women’s and children’s rights.
6.To cooperate with the justice sector and other relevant legal agencies in the country to promote human rights, justice, and the rule of law in Afghan society.
7.To improve access to justice and the provision of legal services to Afghan citizens, especially women, girls, the indigent and prisoners through paralegal programs
8.To allow vulnerable women and girls who cannot reach the legal aid office to access justice, through the paralegal programs that expand our reach beyond the capital and into other provinces such as Khost, Kundoz and Takhar, thus allowing us to have a broader impact.