Tag Archives: Nilofar Sakhi

Nilofar Sakhi

Afghan peace, human rights, and women’s rights activist, Sakhi is the chief executive and executive director of the International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development (ICAWED) at the American University of Afghanistan. She is also the co-founder and former executive director of Women Activities and Social Services Association (WASSA), the first women’s NGO in Herat, ...More

Long Investment In Schools For Afghan Girls

The plight and promise of the girls and women of Afghanistan have attracted advocates as high profile as former First Lady Laura Bush, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, journalist Christiane Amanpour, and feminist Gloria Steinem. But for pure staying power, few can rival Suraya Sadeed, MA ’12. Beginning in 1993, Sadeed has funneled money ...More

Women for Peace in Washington D.C.

The proximity of Eastern Mennonite University to Washington D.C. — it’s a two-hour drive — enables many trained at EMU in peacebuilding, reconciliation, restorative justice, development and psychosocial trauma to work in the heart of one of the most influential capital cities in the world. Some do practicums, internships, and further graduate study, while others ...More