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Mahbouba Seraj
Mahbouba SerajMahbouba Seraj was born in Kabul Afghanistan. She graduated from Malalai High School for girls and Kabul University, and is now working on her Masters Degree on line. After 26 years in exile, she returned to her beloved Afghanistan at the end of 2003, and has been working with the women and children of Afghanistan ever since. She is the creator and announcer of a radio program for women by the name of “Our Beloved Afghanistan by Mahbouba Seraj” which has been broadcasted all over Afghanistan. She also established Women’s Listening Circles in the villages of Afghanistan, where women would gather to listen and discuss different topics of previously recorded radio programs. She has been a tireless advocate for women’s rights, pushing for women’s participation in the Peace Jirga, as well as in the High Peace Council. She and other women advocates were responsible in raising women participation at the 2011 BONN conference and 2012 Tokyo Conference on” Afghanistan after 2014.”

She is the founder and director of Organization for Research in Peace and Solidarity or ORPS, working in Afghanistan for Peace and Reintegration Programs, she is a tireless advocate against corruption at all levels she believes that corruption is the mother of all evils in Afghanistan and in the world, the International Community and Afghan army might win some battles here and there, but will lose the war if nothing is done to stop corruption, because it is corruption which feeds and strengthens the Taliban. She recently with a group of people from Mundol District of Nuristan (one of the most remote provinces of Afghanistan) has created a face book page called” Nouristan Watch”. Her goal is to try and stop corruption in Nouristan, by involving Afghan people especially the young generation of Afghans who are into Social Media. She is also Executive Board Member and Chair of Afghan Women Network or AWN, the biggest women network in Afghanistan. Ms Seraj is also very much interested in education, her recent works through her consultancy projects have been on two studies on Girls Participation in Higher Education and most recently co-producing a study on Tertiary Education for Afghan Women.

She is a member of Afghan Women Coalition Against Corruption (AWCC).

Entries by Mahbouba Seraj

Afghanistan -- Where Is It Headed?

(4) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 12:59 PM

In all the years of my second life in the land of my birth, Afghanistan, I have never felt so desperate, disillusioned and downright upset as I am feeling now. I returned from exile in the United States late in 2003, full of hope for the restoration of my country...

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Where Are the Afghan Women?

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 5:16 PM

Once again the final result of the Afghan presidential election is on hold. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) hit the pause button on its crucial recount of votes cast more than six weeks ago in the second round of the presidential election that will determine the country's future. While the...

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Afghanistan's Worst Fear Is Being Realized

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 4:55 PM

When Afghanistan's Independent Election Committee (IEC) announced on Monday the preliminary results of the presidential election runoff, we Afghan people saw our worst fear materialize before our eyes. Since then the situation here in Kabul has only grown worse and sharpened our fear.

The IEC had held off announcing the...

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Afghanistan Taken Hostage by Its Politicians

(2) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 4:53 PM

I don't know how much longer the people of my country Afghanistan will tolerate what is being done to them under the elaborate pretense of "democracy," "freedom to choose" their leaders and the devotion, duty and allegiance they supposedly owe to the "saviors" of their land, the legendary and heroic...

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Afghanistan's Youth: The Losers Under Any Government

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2014 | 4:40 PM

During the amazing first first round of the presidential election, the people of Afghanistan showed to the world and proved to themselves what they are made of. Now, however, with no presidential candidate having gained 50 percent of the votes, Afghanistan faces a second round.

In spite of reported...

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