Najiba Ahmadi is quiet and unassuming – mild-mannered even. She is far from your typical revolutionary. Last week, Ms Ahmadi was among the suited government officials gathered in Britain to discuss Afghanistan’s future.
For the past five years she has been working to improve the lives of women and girls. The 32-year-old runs a shelter in Bamyan province where she offers legal advice.
“In Afghanistan women aren’t viewed as human beings or equal partners,” she tells The Independent. “But the work that I’m doing with women is helping them understand their rights.”
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