Afghan Biographies

Jafari, Azra Mrs.Uzra

Name Jafari, Azra Mrs.Uzra
Ethnic backgr. Hazara
Date of birth 1979
Function/Grade Ex Mayor
History and Biodata

2.Previous Functions:
Head of a elementary school for afghan refugees, Mashhad (Iran)
working with the Magazin "Farhang" (1998-2000)
Member of Emergency Loya Jirga in Kabul (2001)
Work with women (2002-2003)
Midwife examination at IHS Kabul (2007)
Gender work for Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA (2008)
Mayor of Nili Daikundi and first ever Woman Mayor in Afghanistan (2008-201401)
Sun Trust (201609)

3. Biodata:
azra_jafariAzra Jafari Azara Jaffari was born 1978 in Mashad (Iran) where her parents lived as afghan refugees. About twice a month, she commutes between the capital Kabul and the town of Nili in Dai Kundi province, where she has set up a mayoral office in a rented house, with her four-year old daughter in tow. She was a refugee in Iran for several years under the Taliban. After the US coalition invasion toppled the Taliban in 2001, she returned to Afghanistan and participated in the Loya Jirga (grand national council). Jafari is married and has a daughter born in 2004. Her husband, Malek Shafi'i, is a filmmaker in Kabul. Jafari worked as a teacher and at welfare rights organisations before being appointed mayor in a male-dominated society which was under the tight grip of the Taliban's ultra-orthodox Islamist rule only eight years ago.

She is married, one daughter, and speaks Dari, Arabic and English.

Last Modified 2022-09-13
Established 2009-11-06