Farida Azizi

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Farida Azizi "currently works for Zeba Magazine, the first US-based Afghan fashion magazine that promotes democracy. Previously, she was senior adviser for the Afghan Women's Program with the Vital Voices Global Partnership, where she works to shape the organization’s support for women’s programs in Afghanistan. Prior to her arrival in the United States in 2000 as a refugee, she served as a program officer for Norwegian Church Aid’s work in Afghanistan, supervising the women’s programs implemented by NCA’s 20 partner organizations. Through her regular travel inside Afghanistan, Ms. Azizi maintained close contact with women in different parts of the country. With her culturally and religiously sensitive approach to grassroots activism, she gained permission from the Taliban to train Afghan women in healthcare work. Ms. Azizi is a member of the Afghan Women's Network, based in Peshawar, Pakistan, and has completed a certificate course in peace building at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. (12.2006)" [1]

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  1. Farida Azizi, huntalternatives, accessed May 18, 2009.