Afghan Women's Network
AWN

Afghan Women's Network

Mahbouba Seraj

Ms. Seraj is the founder and director of Soraya Mashal Consulting, working with Afghan NGOs to empower women, disseminate information and implement Monitoring and Evaluation of women’s projects and initiatives all over the country. Born in Kabul, she graduated from Malalai High School for girls and Kabul University, and is now working on her Masters Degree on line. After 26 years in exile, she returned to her beloved Afghanistan at the end of 2003 and has been working with the women and children of Afghanistan ever since. She is the creator and announcer of a radio program for women by the name of “Our Beloved Afghanistan by Mahbouba Seraj” which has been broadcasted all over Afghanistan. She also established Women’s Listening Circles in the villages of Afghanistan, where women would gather to listen and discuss different topics of previously recorded radio programs. She has been a tireless advocate for Women’s rights, pushing for women’s participation in the Peace Jirga, as well as in the Peace High Council.