Meeting Mental Health Needs: Practical Interventions to Improve Services
- 08:30 - 15:50
- Mary Ward House Conference & Exhibition Centre
Marzia has over eight years of legal experience, as a qualified lawyer, as Justice of the Civil and Trading Court and as a Supreme Court Judge in Afghanistan, specialising in violations of women’s rights. She has extensive involvement in UN funded programmes; has been director of various Afghan NGOs such as Afghanistan Commission for Human Rights, Afghan NGO Coordination Bureau and the Afghan Women’s Social and Cultural Organisation. She has founded, funded, implemented and managed numerous projects and programmes throughout central and northern Afghanistan and Pakistan that have encompassed emergency relief, agriculture, health, women’s education, women’s participation in parliamentary elections and politics, children’s rights and education, vocational training, housing construction, poverty alleviation and economic empowerment.
Marzia is now based in the UK after having fled the Taliban and gaining British citizenship. She is currently studying and continues to be actively involved in campaigning, lobbying, mentoring, raising awareness to promote rights and freedoms for gender equality and for greater women and youth participation in political and social affairs at local and community level. Marzia is involved at grassroots level with organisations concerned with housing issues, social cohesion and refugees.