Afghan Biographies

Azim, Afifa

Name Azim, Afifa
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) General Director
History and Biodata

AWN SECRETARIAT (as of Jan 2012)

AFIFA AZIM - General Director

SAMIRA HAMIDI - Afghanistan Country Director

LEEDA YAQOOBI -  Deputy Director - Program

SHEILA SAMIMI - Advocacy Manager

WAZHMA POPOL - Networking Manager

WIDA LATIF - Law Manager


HOMA ALIZOY - Head of Juvenile Court, Ministry of Justice

NAJLA AYUBI - Director - Law, Human Rights & Women Empowerment, Asia Foundation Afghanistan

HASINA SAFI - Executive Director, Afghan Women's Education Center

WAZHMA FROGH -  Women's Right Ectivist and Independent Consultant

Selay Ghaffar -  Executive Director, HAWCA

AWN’s regional offices operate in Jalalabad and Herat and manage projects in neighboring provinces. In addition to the Jalalabad and Herat offices, a liaison office operates in Peshawar, Pakistan, providing logistic and general support to Afghan refugees in Pakistan.

At present, AWN has over 84 member organizations and around 5000 individual members.

» Kabul Afghanistan Main office
Karta Parwan Square, House # 22.

» Jalalabad Regional Office
First Street, Jada Ali Khail

Infront of Public Health Hospital

» Herat Regional Office
Jada Mokhabarat, Near to Mansor Pharmacy

More Background:
The Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) is a corn stone of Afghanistan’s fledging women’s movement, serving as a well-established network for the growing number of women’s organizations operating in the country. AWN has had a strong presence in Kabul, Herat and Jalalabad, while also working through local partners in several Afghan provinces. AWN fulfills the function of a network of organizations, as well as undertaking its own projects addressing issues such as gender-based violence, youth empowerment and girl’s education.

Last Modified 2012-01-19
Established 2012-01-19