A Hero A Day

13 Aug

After recently asking the question, ” Who Are Your Heroes?” on my Facebook account I was sad to see only a handful of my over 1,000 friends answer.  However it has come to me that the world seldom hears of heroes because their stories are often happening in remote parts of the world. 

So here I go, sharing about heroes of this century…

Sima Wali is a native of Afghanistan.  Sima heads Refugee Women in Development, an international non-profit focusing on women in conflict, post-conflict reintegration and human rights.  She was an advisor at the UN Peace Talks on Afghanistan in 2001, helping to ensure that women were represented in the post-Taliban government and were equal beneficiaries of Western aid.  Sima continues to work in Afghanistan and refugee camps in Pakistan to strengthen human rights, empower women, and construct democratic institutions in the wake of decades of violent conflict.   To learn more about Sima & her work please visit:  http://www.institute-for-afghan-studies.org

Sima Wali, President & CEO of Refugee Women in Development (RefWID), Inc

One Response to “A Hero A Day”

  1. Bella August 13, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

    I love this idea of a Hero a Day, Scott – and what a great woman to start off with! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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