Crystal Bayat a young writer was born in Kabul- Afghanistan. Writing is in her blood and strives to enlighten society, especially the women. She pens pitches for various newspapers, journals and websites which are always welcomed by readers. One of her renowned pieces was the letter to President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani which was published in one of National newspaper.
Crystal Bayat joined school after the collapse of the Taliban regime and the advent of democracy with the support of the international community, especially the United States of America. She graduated from Rabia Balkhi High School at first grade in 2014 and scored 325 marks - the fifth rank, in national university entrance exam or Kankor and she made it to join law and political sciences faculty at Kabul university. She stayed at Kabul university till 2016. After passing a competitive scholarship exam, she got Indian Council for Cultural Relations/external ministry of India’s scholarship and succeed to join Dehli University/political sciences’ faculty. Upon her graduation, she returned to Afghanistan and enrolled for master's degree in international relations at a private university in 2019.
Ms. Bayat has experienced Indian democracy, which is called the largest democracy in practice in the world. She lived a modern life and fully acquainted with the technology of the day. During her stay in New Delhi, Ms. Bayat joined the UN institute and got one year advanced diploma in UN studies and world understanding. To improve and build a command English, she joined the popular British Council in Delhi.
She is a well-known writer in the country who writes about women's rights, human rights, peace, security, and international relations in popular national and international newspapers. Bayat's writings have been widely welcomed by Afghanistan's young generation, especially women. She wants to write a book in English about the struggle of the young generation who flourished during the democratic era of the country.
Afghanistan without bloodshed or violence and a developed country shape her dreams and fight for her dreams to come true. Ms. Bayat has recently established a socio-political trend called the Justice and Equality Trend. The trend’s mandates are to work for securing justice and equality for the deprived in the country. Bayat believes whenever justice and equality are ensured in Afghanistan, we will reach a united nation. Justice and equality in a country that has experienced four decades of war is one of the necessities and rights of the Afghan citizens that really deserve.
Bayat is proud with the establishment of the JET, has met with some of the peace negotiators and shared the concerns of young people and women about the peace process. The recent achievements especially women's opportunities, constitutional freedoms including the freedom of speech, human rights; should not be sacrificed during the peace negotiations. Afghan women have made many sacrifices, and that is enough, she reclaims. She has also established a charity foundation under the name of Crystal Charity Foundation ”CCF” to help the deprived and poor people specially children.
Ms. Bayat asks Taliban to adjust their thinking and programs for the newly burgeoning Afghanistan and accept the realities of modern day. "We will never go back". She says. Recently, Ms. Crystal Bayat has been nominated in literature category of Rumi awards.
"Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and the stars mirrored in your own being. " Rumi