Our founding member is a resident of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), presently serving as a faculty in the department of Political Science, University of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. As a student of peace studies, attended three weeks course/workshop “Sources of Conflict in South Asia”, arranged by Friedrich Naumann Foundation, at Hikkaduwa Srilanka in 1998. Also, attended three weeks course developed and organized by Peace Women Across the Globe, SANGAT and Mediation Support Project, ETH/Zurich in Katmandu, Nepal in 2013. Participated in International Visitor Leadership Program, United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in 2014, “Trade Along the New Silk Road: Promoting Regional Integration through Economic Cooperation”.
She was a resource person and a trainer for the International Summer School, Department of Political Science, University of Peshawar, “Building Peace Through Economic Interdependence and Integration of Pakistan, Afghanistan and India” with the students, academia and civil society members from Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2014. In 2016, she formed a feminist organization KHOR (sister), supporting networks of Qabailee Khor (tribal sister assisting tribal women) and Aqlaitee Khor (minority sister helping women from minorities). Provided facilitation to tribal women group on FCR, leadership, human rights, gender rights and peace building in FATA.
She has several publications in international and academic journals on Pak-Afghan border areas’ issues. Her work entitled FATA “A Permanent War Zone”: Breaking Silence is showcased in “Women and Politics of Peace: South Asia Narratives on Militarization, Power and Justice, December 2016 by Sage Publications. She is also associated with different academic and civil societies groups and regularly writes on different forums/newspapers about the conflict and war in FATA. Also, writes blog for online forums “Pakhtun Women Point of View” and “Qissa-Khwani” on the issues of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Afghanistan.
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