Najla Ayubi

Currently serving as a Women Peacemaker at Institute for Peace & Justice (at the University of San Diego, California USA), Judge Najla Ayubi is a lawyer and former judge and has extensive experience in judiciary, elections, human rights and womens empowerment. She is a civil society and human rights activist particularly working on womens issues not only at the national level but also regionally and internationally. She served as a Legal Advisor for the State Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs of Afghanistan, Commissioner at the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan and Commissioner of Joint Electoral Management Body, Constitution making process.

She was the Senior State Attorney at the Attorney General Office of Afghanistan, State Attorney of the Parwan province, and Judge at the Parwan Provincial Court. She worked with The Asia Foundation Afghanistan in different capacities.

She served as a Board Member of Open Society Afghanistan as well as the Country Director of Open Society Afghanistan (OSF representative office in Afghanistan). She was Board member of AWN and Steering Committee Member of Tawanmandi. Currently she serves is a Co-Founder and Global Executive Board Member of Womens Regional Network (WRN), and Board Member of (Afghan Research Evaluation Unit (AREU), AEPO and Co-Chair of Afghan Institute for Civil Society (AICS).

Ms. Ayubi has two MA degrees: one on Law and Politics from State University of Tajikistan and another on Post War Recovery and Development Studies from York University of United Kingdom. Most recently she was the Deputy Country Representative of The Asia Foundation, Afghanistan Office.