Zarin Hamid (Afghanistan)


Zarin Hamid

Zarin Hamid (Afghan Women’s Network – AWN): Zarin was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. Her family then moved to New Delhi, with many other Afghan refugees, before moving to New Jersey. Zarin earned a degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at Douglass College, Rutgers University, where she worked as a program assistant at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Zarin also worked with the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), helped in community voter registration, and volunteered at soup kitchens in New Brunswick, NJ and Asbury Park, NJ. Prior to taking up her AP fellowship, Zarin completed her Master's degree at the School of International Service, American University.



25 Jul

“We do not just want to have our presence serve purely as a symbol”

Recently, I attended a two day conference, organized by AWN and another organization, Equality for

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Posted Jul 25, 2010

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22 Jul

envision the end goal

In Afghanistan, where they are far from respected and protected from various sorts of harm

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Posted Jul 22, 2010

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21 Jul

choice and voice on her own terms

A variety of women’s groups, and a few UN bodies present in Afghanistan have focused

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Posted Jul 21, 2010

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21 Jul

Brief thought

I think in general (and sorry for the generalization), people here feel threatened when non-related

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Posted Jul 21, 2010

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21 Jul

When lives and rights of people are involved…

Recently, I mentioned taking part in a working group made up of civil society groups

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Posted Jul 21, 2010

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14 Jun

Silence is always worse

This past week I became more involved with AWN’s work on UNSCR 1325. The resolution’s

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Posted Jun 14, 2010

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14 Jun

Like the city, Afghan women are on move

When the wind picks up, a fine rinse of dust covers every surface available. I

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Posted Jun 14, 2010

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28 May

Kabul in a few days time

In a few days, I will be arriving in Kabul to begin work with the

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Posted May 28, 2010

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