By Abdullah Qazi / 2002
Amena Afzali was the former Minister for Youth Affairs under President Hamid Karzai. After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Afzali was very active in helping refugees from Afghanistan to settle and integrate in Iran. In 2002, Afzali returned to Afghanistan and became a lecturer at Kabul University. In 2002, Afzali was also appointed as a Commissioner on the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission.