Sima Samar

Sima Samar was interviewed by the Journal for Print issue Vol 72.2 Dynamics of Global Feminism published in 2018-19


Sima Samar has served as the chair of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission since 2002. Recently, she was appointed as a member of the High-level Advisory Board to the United Nations Secretary General on Mediation. Following the fall of the Taliban in 2001, she served as the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Women’s Affairs as a part of the Afghanistan Interim Administration. She founded the Shuhada Organization, which since 1989 has run schools, hospitals, clinics, income generation and other programs in Afghanistan and in refugee areas in Quetta, Pakistan. She is the recipient of numerous international awards for her leadership for women’s rights and human rights.