WorldDenver Members Only Event!
Judge Najla Ayubi
Wednesday, April 6th
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
A light lunch and refreshments will be served.
About Judge Najla Ayubi
Ms. Ayubi is a former prosecutor and commissioner of the Independent Election Commission and the Joint Electoral Management Body of Afghanistan. She also served as a legal advisor to the State Ministry for Parliamentary Affairs within the Afghan Government. She previously worked as senior state attorney at the Attorney General’s Office of Afghanistan, state attorney of the Parwan province, and judge at the Court of the Parwan Province. Judge Ayubi has also served as an executive board member of the Afghan Women’s Network and global advisory board member of South Asia Women’s Regional Network.
As a lawyer and former judge, Najla Ayubi has extensive experience in the judiciary and electoral process. She has transferred this experience to civil society where she actively leads human rights and women’s empowerment initiatives.
From 2013 to May 2015 she served as the Afghanistan deputy country representative of the Asia Foundation. Prior to that, she was country director of Open Society Foundation’s Afghanistan office. Ms. Ayubi has also worked with The Asia Foundation Afghanistan as program director for law, human rights, and women’s empowerment, where she contributed greatly to crucial programming efforts including co-authoring the 2011 and 2010 surveys of the Afghan people.
Ms. Ayubi has an MA in law and politics from Governmental University of Tajikistan and an MA in post-war recovery and development studies from York University in the UK.
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