• Nafisa Abdullah

    Nafisa Abdullah was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan, and earned her medical degree from Kabul University in 1968. In 1969, she came to the United States and began her specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Presently, she is an Executive Member of the Afghan Medical Association of America(AMAA) and a board member of the Afghan Women's Association of Southern California (AWASC).

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  • Amina Ahmed

    Amina Ahmed was born in Africa and is a Kutchi Turk Indian. She grew up in England and has lived in Iran and the USA. Amina is a graduate of Winchester School of Art and the Chelsea School of Art. She received her MFA from the Royal College of Art (1991), where she studied Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts and was awarded the Barakat Trust prize for excellence.

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  • Caron Bielski

    Born in South Africa and living in Israel since 1980, Caron Bielski is the CEO and founder of BSP Funds, a research and investment company specializing in the construction of hedge fund portfolios and funds. Caron is the board chair for Beit Issie Shapiro, an international non-profit organization that provides cutting-edge services to improve quality of life for people with disabilities, and to effect social change by breaking down the barriers preventing people with disabilities from full societal integration - assuring them the rights and opportunities for maximum growth and development. 

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  • Ouafae Bouzekri

    Dr. Ouafae Bouzekri has taught in the English Department of the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences of the Université Moulay Ismaïl in Meknes, Morocco, for over a decade. She is the executive member of a research group focusing on women’s issues called TANIT. Ouafae is a member of L'Association pour la Protection de la Famille Marocaine, which offers literacy programs in Arabic and English, and cooking and sewing lessons to help women improve their social background and to become financially independent.

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  • Justine Hardy

    Justine has been based on the Indian side of Kashmir for most of her adult life. She is both author and psychologist, writing and treating in Kashmir, the UK, and both teaching and treating on the East Coast in the United States. She has written seven books about India, three of which are about Kashmir.

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  • Zainab Zeb Khan

    Zainab Zeb Khan is an award-winning artist, activist, TED speaker, and international human rights professional with extensive work experience and a proven record in advocacy, policy, campaigns, and strategic management with International NGOs. She is an expert on gender disparity; gender-based violence; integrated psycho-social-economic approaches to gender inequalities, and overall implementation of programs and policies for the empowerment of women. She was featured in the groundbreaking documentary Honor Diaries, the first film to break the silence on honor-based violence perpetrated against women.

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  • Amy Logan

    A global women’s human rights activist, Amy Logan is the author of The Seven Perfumes of Sacrifice, a suspense novel about the search for the ancient, lost origins of honor killing in the Middle East. Amy is featured in and the Consulting Producer for The Price of Honor, an award-winning documentary film about an unsolved double honor killing case in Texas from 2008 that premiered in 2014 and hit film festivals worldwide in 2015.

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  • Raheel Raza

    Raheel Raza is President of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, author of the book Their Jihad – Not My Jihad, award-winning journalist, public speaker, activist for human rights, gender equality, and dignity in diversity. She is recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to Canada. In her pursuit for human rights, Raheel is accredited with the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva through the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU).

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