Sima Wali

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Sima Wali

As president of Refugee Women in Development, a nonprofit organization that she established in the US in 1981 after fleeing Afghanistan for fear of communist persecution, Sima Wali raised international awareness of the plight of Afghan women, and raised millions of dollars in funding for women-led Afghan organizations, in her own “jihad for social justice and peace”. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs in the post-Taliban Afghan government, when she was one of only three Afghan female invitees to the 2001 conference in Bonn to decide their country’s future.

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