Frozan Rahmani

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Frozan Rahmani

 I am one of those Afghan women, who was born in a civilized and prosperous society but after the age of seven, experienced adversity, war, violation of rights, and who witnessed torture, killing, and massive destruction. During the so-called Civil War and the Taliban Regime my school was not only destroyed, and my female teacher was banned from teaching in the school but generally pursuing education was extremely dangerous for all children, especially girls. During 10 years of hardships in Afghanistan, I finished high school. After the 9/11 attacks, world’s attention was shifted towards Afghanistan, normal life was started once again for all Afghans after the claps of Taliban Regime.

As TV and Radio broadcasting was banned in Afghanistan during the Taliban Regime, after their collapse, the first TV show in my province Baghlan motivated me to become a TV host. I started working as a TV host in Baghlan National TV; despite all the challenges that Afghan girls and women faced, I was able to start higher education in literature. In 2002 I started working for UNHCR. In 2004 I become a social reporter for Pajhwok Afghan News, the only News Agency at that time in Kabul. In 2007 I had the honor to serve in IFJ (International Federation of Journalists). Indeed, my job was to protect and advocate for journalists’ rights in a war-torn country like Afghanistan. I was reporting to the IFJ occasionally and annually about afghan media members’ circumstances. From 2009 till 2012 I was the senior political reporter for Pajhwok News Agency where I was reporting from major events in Afghanistan such as the Presidential Palace, Ministry of Foreign and Interior Affairs, embassies, and United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

During my career, I built a great working relationship with all work-related embassies, ministries, and the Office of the President of Afghanistan. One of my other proud missions was to represent my people and especially Afghan women and journalists on international stages. I was a member of the South Asian Women Conference, which was held in Dhaka Bangladesh, I was a member of the Afghan Civil Society in Chicago (USA) International Conference in 2012. In addition to that, I attended dozens of international conferences and summits all around the world and hundreds of conferences and events nationally in every corner of Afghanistan. I am proud that I was able to finish studies in International War and Peace Reporting Organization in 2004 (Journalism), Kabul University in 2009 (Bachelor of Literature), Indian MC Institute in 2011(Journalism), International Elections Federation Society in 2011 (Leadership) and currently learning and researching in human services, women studies and other developments in Canadian society to find methods how to deploy Canadian achievements and experiences in a country like Afghanistan.

I wish I can work and bring positive changes for the entire humanity especially for my people who suffered a lot for decades and did not experience peaceful and better life for decades.

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