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My work has enabled me to be a voice in the media for women’s rights.

My CNN piece on women in Afghanistan led to a live CNN interview in the days leading up to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in 2021. On 9/11, I was on France24 talking about what these last two decades have meant for women. And I celebrated International Day of the Girl on Good Morning America!

I have received awards and recognitions for my work, such as being listed among the Gender Equality Top 100 worldwide in 2018 and 2019 and a few fellowships in the company of extraordinary women: a Vital Voices fellowship for outstanding women leaders in 2021, and a WomeninPower fellowship in 2022. I’ve also been recognized by the Women’s Media Center as one of their Progressive Women’s Voices for 2021 and am honored to be featured in their database of experts

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Interview: Lina Abirafeh στο CNN Greece: Να στηρίξουμε σωστά αυτή τη φορά τις γυναίκες στο Αφγανιστάν 


Opinion by Lina Abirafeh: For Afghan women, the US rhetoric of liberation has fallen short 

...Women are the face and the force of the future.

A country's chances of peace, prosperity and progress rest not on the fiscal or legislative but on the way a country treats its women. 

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