Project Manager at the Aid Facilitator Institute
Tayebeh “Leila” Asadi is a project manager at the Aid Facilitator Insititute. The Institute aims to empower women and other vulnerable groups through the establishment of community-based organizations and the application of the microcredit approach. Leila has worked in the fields of gender analysis, empowerment of women through microcredits and reproductive health. She has worked at Hoghoghe-Zanan, a women’s rights magazine and NGOs such as ODVV-HAMI, House of Culture, and Sustainable Development. HAMI Association, a member of the Reproductive Health Network, is an organization that has trained 100 health volunteers who are now training Afghan refugee women about family planning, health care and reproductive health. She has also worked with the Center for Women’s Participation at the Presidential Office. Leila has addressed issues such as women’s trafficking and demanding change in statutes discriminating against women in the penal and civil codes in her work. She has been involved in efforts to change the discriminatory laws and regulations using international treaties with bodies such as Beijing Action Plan and CEDAW contradictions with the Islamic regulations on women in Iran. She focuses on raising awareness of women’s rights through training women at the grassroots level. Leila holds a Masters in International Law from Mofid University in Iran.