Palwasha Hassan – Afghanistan

Palwasha Hassan is Director of the Afghan Women’s Educational Center.  She holds a Masters Degree in Post-war Recovery Studies from York University, UK and is a former fellow in the United States Institute of Peace.   She is a dedicated women’s rights activist in Afghanistan and founder of the Afghan Women’s Network, the Women and Street Children Project, and Roazana- Afghanistan’s first legal support organization for women. She is a strong advocate for women in peace building and political participation.