Afghan women keep the business of life going

08 January 2015

by Zulaikha Rafiq

Zulaikha Rafiq is the Director of AWEC - Afghan Women's Educational Centre.  AWEC is committed to promoting human rights and gender equality and works towards the abolishment of any kind of discrimination and violence against women and children through:

  • Awareness raising and advocacy
  • Social service delivery
  • Capacity building, self-sufficiency and sustainable development initiatives

With over 20 years experience of working with NGOs, the government and the UN in Afghanistan, Zulaikha has a wealth of knowledge and experience on the situation for Afghan women, championing their strength and resilience.  

She wrote for the New Internationalist blog just before the London Conference on Afghanistan in December, highlighting the need for women's rights to remain a priority as Afghanistan enters a new era.

Read her blog here.