Mitra Hussaini

Mitra Hussaini

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Mitra was born in Malistan, Ghazni province of Afghanistan. During Taliban regime, her family became refugees in Quetta, Pakistan where she graduated from a refugee high school. The patriarchal society that considered educating a girl was a waste of money caused her to go through a very hard time while studying and she also lost her father at a very young age and later her mother. Despite all the challenges, Mitra succeeded to graduate from high school and later received a full scholarship at Asian University for Women and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) and a minor in Development Studies.

 

Mitra’s professional life started in 2010 when she got a job at the Ministry of Higher Education hired by World Bank and soon after graduation, she worked for the United Nations Human Settlements Programs till August 2021. On the 15th of August Taliban took over the country then she was evacuated to Australia and now is working at the Department of Planning and Environment NSW.

Mitra’s impressive career includes achievements such as Program Officer and Monitoring & Reporting Officer at United Nations Human Settlements Programs, Technical Officer of Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Higher Education hired by the World Bank, Founder and president of Youth’s Green Movement organization, Founder and president of Kabul International Model United Nations Conference, Founder and president of Bamyan Model United Nations Conference, Secretary General Green International Model United Nations Conference, Developed proposal for a three-level gym for Afghan women (2.8m not funded), water scarcity in three regions of Kabul (funded by BRAC), and two monthly women empowerment workshop (funded by Asian University for Women), Guest Speaker at American Corner Chittagong, Bangladesh, Kabul Global People’s Hub, Graduation Ceremony of Malistan, and 8 March at UNICEF Kabul, Afghanistan.

One of Mitra’s greatest passions is to inspire girls to motivate them to dream big and fight back against the patriarchal society to convert their dreams into reality.

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