Afghan Biographies

Barakzai, Naqiba Mrs.

Name Barakzai, Naqiba Mrs.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Human Rights Activist
History and Biodata

2. Previous Function:
IWPR Trainee (2016, 2017)
Reporter for Hushdar News Agency in Herat province (2017)
Reporter for the Zan (Woman) Television (20171231)
Mediothek Afghanistan Manager (supported by German Foreign Office, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, UNHCR UN Refugee Agency)
Head of the Herat Female Journalists' Institute (2018)
3. Biodata:
Mrs Naqiba Barakzai Naqiba Barikzai has won this year's (2019) dutch  Tulip Award". She didn't shy away from sensitive topics and was selected by a high level jury. Her Story on the taboo of sexual rejection amongst Afghan women won numerous accolades. (Naqiba Barikzai:"The Taboo of Sexual Rejection" 20170123) As an IWPR reporter she has received widespread acclaim for her investigative report on the sexual frustration of women whose husbands take more wives. Naqiba Barakzai spent more than ten months working on the groundbreaking piece, facing abuse and even death threats during the course of her work.

In 2014 she participated in an eight day golf camp at the Golf Square of Qargha in Kabul.

She speaks Dari and English

Last Modified 2019-12-10
Established 2019-12-10