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Jamila Afghani: 2022 Aurora Humanitarian

Jamila Afghani: 2022 Aurora Humanitarian

Jamila Afghani is an educator and human rights defender who was named 2017 Aurora Humanitarian for empowering the girls and women of Afghanistan. As founder of the Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization (NECDO), she has dedicated over 25 years of her life to making sure the women of Afghanistan have access to education and a clear sense of their rights. Just when it seemed that the tide of patriarchal oppression was finally about to turn, the Taliban took over her country and Jamila Afghani was forced to flee her homeland – but she hasn’t given up on its people.