Afghan Biographies

Hashem, Ayesha Mrs.

Name Hashem, Ayesha Mrs.
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade Human rights activist, policy specialist and development ent
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Mrs. Ayesha K. Hashim lives in Los Angeles, USA. She is an Assistant Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.  She received the New Scholar Award in 2017 from the Association for Education Finance and Policy for her dissertation on how instructional coaches coordinate systemic change in a school district aiming to integrate technology with instruction of the Common Core State Standards. Ayesha received her B.A. from Scripps College, Master’s in Public Policy (2007) M.P.P. - University of Southern California, Public Policy, (2012),  M.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California (USC) (2016) , and her Ph.D. in Urban Education Policy from the Rossier School of Education at USC . (2017)

Ayesha has been named a One Young World and European Commission Peace Ambassador – an initiative developed to accelerate the efforts of young leaders in preventing and countering violent extremism, building peace, and promoting conflict resolution globally. Ayesha is a human rights activist, policy specialist and development enthusiast working on gender inclusive growth and sustainable development issues in Afghanistan including The Imam Initiative Project which has trained over 5000 Imams across Afghanistan to advocate for the social, political and economic rights of Afghan women.

Ayesha was selected to join the Peace Ambassador network as part of a nationwide search for the world’s most impactful young peace-builders. In the two years since the initiative was launched, One Young World and the European Commission have identified 120 young leaders from 97 countries building lasting peace. The work of Peace Ambassadors focuses on both the direct and indirect causes of violence – ranging from countering the harmful effects of environmental change to promoting social inclusion.


She speaks Dari, Urdu and English.

Last Modified 2019-02-14
Established 2019-02-14