Saba Haq

Saba Haq (Afghan Women's Network - AWN): Saba is from Peshawar, Pakistan. She received her BS in Accounting and Economics from the Stern School of Business at New York University. After graduation, she worked for two years as an Audit Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. Saba also worked as an intern at the United Nations Capital Development Fund in the Special Unit for Microfinance. At the time of her fellowship, Saba was studying for a Master’s degree at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, concentrating on development economics and conflict resolution in Southwest Asia.

Afghan Women’s Network Fellowship

22 May

In a few weeks, I will be heading out to Peshawar, Pakistan to spend my summer working with the Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) through The Advocacy Project (AP). Although I’ve visited Pakistan a few times, my most recent trip being in December 2005, I have never worked there, been there during the summer, or visited for an extended period of time.

My goals for the summer are to learn more about the Afghan Women’s Network and to work with Leeda Yuqoobi, the Office Manager for AWN Peshawar, to help the organization promote its mission of empowering Afghan women and ensuring their equal participation in society. I am counting on my familiarity with Peshawar and knowlege of the culture and politics of the North West Frontier Province (N.W.F.P.) of Pakistan to be a valuable asset to the organization.

One of my best resources thus far has been the blogs of previous AWN interns in Kabul, Afghanistan. While I will be interning at the AWN office in Peshawar, the other past intern’s blogs have helped me learn more about the organization and its projects such as conducting women’s voting rights awareness campaigns and lobbying for gender equality in schools in Afghanistan. Since AP has never sent a Fellow to the AWN Peshawar office, their experiences have been my main tool in trying to visualize my summer. Although Kabul and Peshawar are very different cities, Peshawar is home to many Afghan refugees and is similar to Kabul with respect to its religious conservatism. Since I am the first AWN Peshawar Peace Fellow, no real precedent has yet been set at AWN Peshawar. I intend on taking my responsibilities quite seriously and hope to set a high standard for future AWN Fellows while also experiencing a productive and enjoyable summer in Pakistan.

Posted By Saba Haq

Posted May 22nd, 2007

1 Comment

  • faridziakhanbhutto

    June 9, 2008


    yes,it is right to concentrate uor mind to humen right because it is the best to explore and share the future of live for other and something for your self

    be continue god with u be sure if u step one god will steped 10 to u

    i am a graduation student and federal government servant but i like to take part such org. pleaze inform me

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