AWEC staff, management and board take great pleasure to share the news that Ms. Palwasha Hassan AWEC’s Executive Director is elected as new Chairwoman of ACBAR last week. This is first time in ACBAR 30 years’ history that a woman is elected in this position. We wish her all the best for this new volunteer responsibility and trust that she will capably lead NGO coordination.
Ms. Hassan has over 20 years of experience in promoting women’s rights and civil society in Afghanistan, her pioneering work includes setting the foundation for Afghan Women Network (AWN), Roazana, Madadagar (Save Home for Afghan refugee women in crisis) and Irfan Cultural Center among others. She also serves as an expert on issues of gender, development, governance and strategic policy development.