Nilofar Ayoubi discusses the tough situation women are facing under Islamic rule TVP World Jan 7, 2023
No school. No work. No rights. ‘I cry for myself and the girls’ of Afghanistan Toronto Star Jan 4, 2023
Defending human rights has a cost UN Web TV Dec 1, 2022
Girls left in tears after Taliban says schools cannot reopen because of dispute over uniforms The Telegraph Mar 23, 2022
Six months on, female activists in Afghanistan remain in the Taliban’s line of fire The New Arab Feb 16, 2022
The future we wanted for Afghan women TEDx Talks Warsaw Jan 12, 2022
Afghans Worldwide Plead for Support As Taliban Terrorizes Their Relatives Newsweek Jan 4, 2022
Amid violent reprisals, Afghans fear the Taliban’s ‘amnesty’ was empty BBC News Aug 31, 2021
Portraits of Afghanistan before the fall National Geographic Overheard Podcast Aug 30, 2021
She Smuggled Women In Kabul To Safety. Now She’s Hiding From The Taliban. Buzzfeed News Aug 20, 2021
Nilofar Ayoubi (@NilofarAyoubi) is an Afghan activist, journalist and entrepreneur who escaped the Afghanistan capital Kabul with her family shortly after the Taliban takeover in August 2021. She lives in Poland with her husband and three children.
She was a speaker on the importance of investing in the protection and participation of women human rights defenders in conflict and crisis at an event hosted by the United Nations and International Non-Government Organizations in December, 2022.
She is CEO of Asia Times Afghanistan and Editor of Akhbar Afghan. She founded a group called the Women’s Political Participation Network.
In Afghanistan she owned several businesses, including beauty products, designer clothing and bridal wear, a design and decoration company with furniture manufacturing. She created 300 jobs for women across Afghanistan with a hand-made carpet company.