Tamana Heela

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Tamana Heela is a human rights activist and former Journalist from Afghanistan. She is currently working for Women for Afghan Women’s Advocacy Office.  Her work includes advocating for the rights of the Afghan women and girls, and representing them in Washington D.C. among high level policy makers and politicians.  Her work aims to make sure that women from Afghanistan are not ignored and their voices are heard in every decision made on their behalf as decisions will affect their rights back in Afghanistan.  She is a regular commentator for national and international media outlets about women’s rights and has represented Afghanistan and spoken about Afghan women’s rights in international and national conferences including NATO Opinion Leaders Conference in 2013 in Brussels and Warsaw, and Afghanistan Meets The United States in Washington DC in 2014. She is also co-founder and board member of a non-profit organization called Women’s Initiative to Strengthen and Empower- WISE. She holds a Bachelors degree in Journalism from Kabul University, an MA in Human Rights from Birkbeck College, University of London and a degree in Advocacy and Public Affairs from the Center for Presidential and Congressional Studies at American University of Washington DC.