Video: Jamila Afghani, director of Medica Afghanistan, about her commitment for women in Afghanistan
Jamila Afghani, new director of our partner organization Medica Afghanistan since february 2019, has been campaigning for women and girls in Afghanistan for 20 years as a women activist and human rights defender. "We try to empower women. They should understand about their rights and they should have a prosperous, dignified life." she says.
Among others she founded the Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization, which, in addition to income generation projects and advocacy work, particularly provides education for women. "Education is very important in Islamic religion. And today we are in a condition that we are not allowed to go to school. But the Holy Prophet orders us, even go to Cina to seek knowledge." Through her programs more than 50,000 women have been empowered and educated. " I know it's a long journey ahead. I have lots of things to do. We are human beings, and this is our responsibility: to struggle."
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