JFAO consists 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, edited and approved by lawyers and legal professionals. Professionals, judges and lawyers with relevant judicial experience in Afghanistan make up JFAO’s General Assembly, Board of Directors and the Executive Board. Please see Attachment (E) for JFAO’s registration certificate.
Our headquarters and sub-offices staff members collaborate on program design and implementation to pave the way for access to justice. Our headquarters, located in Kabul, oversees our sub-offices, trainings, workshops, publications, and other programs. In addition, our Kabul office serves as a Legal Aid Bureau that represents low-income women. Our sub-offices in Kabul, Kundoz, Khost, Badakshan and Takhar provinces directly provide free legal aid and legal advice, conduct Para-Legal training courses, legal workshops and seminars, and research legal issues (especially topics such as women’s and children’s legal rights), publish brochures and manuals, and advocate for the basic human rights of the poor and marginalized.
JFAO has sub-offices, along with available local trainers, in 15 provinces of Afghanistan. JFAO maintains 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 Defense Lawyers Association, All Afghan Women’s Union, and local radio stations, such Radio Hamsada in Takhar, Radio Setara in Balkh, Radio Kapisa , Radio Kyhan in Kundoz and Khawar TV channel in Kundoz.