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Dr. Sakena Yacoobi is Executive Director and founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL). Established in 1995 to provide grassroots education and health services, AIL has served more than 10 million Afghans and was the first organization to offer human rights and leadership training to Afghan women. Dr. Yacoobi is an Ashoka Fellow, Skoll Social Entrepreneur and Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur. She has received many awards, including: the Peter Gruber Foundation Women's Rights Prize, the NED Democracy Award, the Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights, the Afghan National Peace Award, and the German Media Award. Dr. Yacoobi has honorary doctorates from four universities, serves on the boards of the Global Fund for Women and Creating Hope International and is on the advisory boards of the New Global Citizens and the Millennium Campus Network.

 

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Powerful Women Shifting The Status Quo - 2009

An emerging phenomenon in parts of the developing world is that of women holding power in political structures, including structures previously seen as being the preserve of men. Women also navigate traditional ...

Powerful Women: Shifting The Status Quo

 

 
 
 
 
 

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