Managing Director of the Afghan Women Enterprise Network
Malina Fahiz is the Managing Director of the Afghan Women Enterprise Network (AWEN). AWEN is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and reducing poverty in Afghanistan. AWEN has a number of projects and program in areas such as education, awareness rights, handicraft production, small business development, and capacity building. The organization has helped build a bridge between the Afghan government and different Afghani communities. Ms. Fahiz has led 12 permanent and 32 project base staff members for AWEN, while they worked in the Kabul and Kunduz Provinces. Ms .Fahiz has worked for women empowerment in 12 provinces of Afghanistan as well as for Afghan refugees in Pakistan. In Baghlan province she and her team have implemented more than 25 projects to empower Afghan young girls and women, including a handicraft market for women’s handicrafts. Previously she served as head of women activities for the Aga Khan National Council, and as the Women’s Empowerment Adviser in the Afghanistan ministry of Rural and Rehabilitation and Development.