Biography of Habiba Sarabi, Member of the Negotiating Team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Habiba Sarabi studied pharmacy at Kabul University. She is a politician and worked as a reformer in Afghanistan during the post-Taliban era.
During the Taliban tenure, Ms. Sarabi worked as a women's rights activist and education activist, training girls and immigrant women in Pakistani camps. She was Minister of Women's Affairs from 2002 to 2004 and in 2005 she was appointed as the first female governor in Bamyan province. Habiba Sarabi joined Zalmai Rasoul’s electoral team as his deputy in 2014 and was the most prominent woman activist in this election round.
After the formation of the National Unity Government, Ms. Sarabi worked as an advisor on women and youth affairs with Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the National Unity Government, and then in 2016, she was appointed as Deputy Chairman of the High Peace Council.
Habiba Sarabi received a prestigious award titled “Prestigious Ramon Magsaysay” in 2013 for her work in good governance and girls education. She also received the N-Peace Award in 2016 for her tireless work to bring peace to Afghanistan and its focus on gender equality and women's empowerment.
Ms. Sarabi has also received the “Simone Veil” Prize from the French Republic on March 8, 2021, for her work in advocating for women’s rights and gender equality.
Habiba Sarabi is currently a member of the negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.