Palwasha Hassan (August 2018)

Palwasha Hassan is the director of Afghan Women’s Educational Center. She holds a master\\\\\\\'s degree in Post-war Recovery Studies from York University, UK and is a former fellow at the United States Institute of Peace. She is a dedicated Women’s Rights activist pioneering critical work for promotion of Women’s rights and civil society in Afghanistan that includes first women legal support organization Roazana, Women and street Children Center, Madadagar Women and Children Safe Home Network, and Irfan Cultural Center, among others. She is a strong advocate on women peace building and political participation. Ms. Hassan is born and raised in Afghanistan in her early teens she migrated with her family to Pakistan where she completed her school and acquired under grad degree in Science. In her school years she volunteered with a Women center for refugee women where she with few other women laid the foundation of Afghan Women Network, a visionary movement of women which is playing pivotal role in Women’s right lobby in the country from last twenty years.