Pashtana DurraniPashtana Durrani is an Afghan education activist, founder of the NGO LEARN, a Malala's Fund Education Champion, a laureate of the United Nations Youth Activist Summit, and Amnesty International Global Youth Collective representative. After the fall of Kandahar, and later the rest of the country, Pashtana became a face of the disappearing rights of women in Afghanistan, appearing regularly in national press and on all major US networks. Currently, she is a visiting fellow at the Wellesley Centers for Women and continues her work to support the education and health of Afghan women and girls. Learn more at LearnAfghan.org.
Tamara Bralo is an award-winning journalist who worked for BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera English, and spent years covering war zones around the world; including Iraq, Libya and Syria. An advocate for safety of journalists, and a first woman in charge of High-Risk Deployments for any major network; she currently works as a media consultant for safety and investigative reporting; and for Undivided, an NGO promoting women's perspectives and narratives of war. Tamara spent an inordinate amount of time covering Afghanistan over the years. She holds an MA from Syracuse University in International Relations, and lives in Washington DC.