Samira Hamidi

Afghanistan
Samira Hamidi has been engaged in Women, Peace and Security work since 2006, when she was focusing on gender mainstreaming at the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior. She has helped the Ministry so that it can now have a Women, Human Rights and Child Rights directorate. With the Afghan Womens Network (AWN), as former country director, she has been able to carry policy advocacy at the national and international level on issues related to Women, Peace and Security. She has attended events and spoken on womens role as peacebuilders and women community leaders engagement. She has also been able to present AWN research papers on the issue of UNSCR 1325. 

She has also helped the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) represent civil society in the development of the Afghanistan National Action Plan. She has also helped the MoFA in launching Afghanistans NAP 1325 in five zones (Herat, Mazar, Badakhshan, Nangarhar and Kandahar). She is currently the Chair of the board for AWN, where she provides advocacy support. She has assisted AWN in producing various reports and policy briefs on Women, Peace and Security.
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