Labour Spring Organization (LSO) is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profitable welfare organization, was registered with the Ministry of Economy of Afghanistan under the registry number (1678) in 2010. LSO envisages a prosperous, educated, self-sustained society through elimination of violence against women, socio-economic empowerment initiatives, human rights awareness programmes, justice provisions and education, which enable the communities to access their basic rights in the long run. Since 2010, LSO has implemented 21 projects on promoting of women rights and gender equality in Bamyan, Balkh, Daikundi and Urozgan provinces. The projects that have been implemented include women’s shelters, embroidery training for widowed women, engaging youth in elimination of violence against women, English and computer courses for youth (girls and boys), Promote advocacy skills and capacity of Musharikat provincial VAW sub-coalition to eliminate violence against women and promote government accountability, transparency and elimination of corruption, Resilient Agriculture and Livelihood Initiatives (REALISE) and Environmental Protection and Awareness Programmes .
LSO has established itself as one of the leading national organizations working on human rights, peace and democracy, empowering women, children, youth and disenfranchised people to achieve their rights, justice, prosperity and self-esteem in Afghanistan. In 2019, LSO reached over 22,277 beneficiaries in 4 provinces of the country.
LSO is operating in 4 provinces of the country. Presently, LSO has functional offices in 3 provinces of the country include 1) Kabul, 2) Daikundi 3) Bamyan. LSO is currently working with more than 120 staff members in Afghanistan, of which 60 percent comprised female staff.