Afghan Biographies

Afzali, Amina Safi Mrs. Ameena


Name Afzali, Amina Safi Mrs. Ameena
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1967
Function/Grade ex Minister
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions Amina Afzali:
Lecturer at Kabul University (2002),
Commissioner on the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (2002),
Former Minister for Youth Affairs under President Karzai (2004-2006),
Advisor to President of Afghanistan (2008),
Minister of Labor Martyrs and Disabled and Social Affairs (201020141209)

3.Biodata:
Afzali_Amina_2Amina Safi Afzali is the daughter of Amanullah Natqi. She was born in 1967 in western Herat City. She received her early education in Kabul, Herat and Mazar-i-Sharif. She subsequently got admission to the Kabul University, where she did B.Sc from the Faculty of Sciences. For 23 years, she has been advocating women and human rights. She has also taught at the Faculty of Science, Kabul University.

After the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, Afzali fled to Iran. Her husband, part of the resistance movement, was assassinated by the Russians. While living in Iran she managed to set up several courses to educate the Afghani refugee girls who dropped from the Iranian schools. She has also run courses in computer sciences and English language skills among many others. Thanks to Afzali’s efforts, Afghani women’s athletic teams could get training in Iran and were later dispatch to the OIC games in South Korea.

2002 Afzali returned to Afghanistan. Afzali was a member of the Bonn peace talks on Afghanistan representing the Nortern Alliance and she was a signatory of the resulting Peace Accord. She served as a member of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission.

RAWA charges that Amina Afzali is a veteran of the Communist Parchami Party which collaborated with the Soviet occupation, and later joined Northern Alliance boss Burhanuddin Rabbani’s Jamiat-i-Islami organization. Afzali was confirmed as Minister of Work and Social Affairs /Matyrs and Disabled by Wolesi Jirga on 20100116 (117 for 94 against, 10 blank, 1 invalid).

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