Afghan Women's Network

Afghan Women's Network

Zarqa Yaftali

Zarqa Yaftali have born in an intellectual family of Badakhshan province. In 1984 Mrs. Zarqa Yaftali have done her primary education in Kabul and in 2002 graduated from Maryam high school. At the same year she found an opportunity through Kankor to pursue her bachelor degree in law and political science in Kabul University and graduated in 2006.


Furthermore, she joined Women and Children Legal Research Foundation (WCLRF) as research assistant in 2007 and as her brilliance and  flexibility she had promoted to senior level of this organization such as head of research department, Head of program and now since 2011 as executive director with WCLRF.


During serving with WCLRF she has written more than 10  Research reports, manuals which some of them are as follow:

Women’s Access to Justice (Research report)

Early marriages in Afghanistan (Research Report)

Violence against women in Afghanistan (Research Report)

Girl child situation in Afghanistan (Research report)

Women’s political participation in Afghanistan (Research Report)

Women’s access to property and heritage (Research Report and strategy)

International human rights mechanism (Manual)

Awareness on Elimination of violence against women (Manual)

Women’s access to inheritance and property (Manual)

Leadership and Management (Manual)

Family order (Manual)


In addition to this, she is  member and engaged with the following institution and organizations :


Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) as board member

Afghan Women Coalition Anti Corruption as Founder member 

Afghan University Women as founder member

Afghanistan Constitution Network ,As a member

Child Protection Action Network (CPAN), Member

Afghanistan constitutional Network, Member

Civil society joint working group secretariat