Rahela Kaveer is the chairperson of World Hazara Council. She graduated as MPM from McCourt of Public Policy, Georgetown University, Washington DC, MPH from Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium, MD from Kabul Medical University. Dr. Kaveer worked for 16 years as a health specialist with the United Nations Agencies and International organization in Afghanistan, as a medical doctor at the hospital and teacher at medical college. She is also a women advocator and activist working for women development and community development since 1994 in Afghanistan. Rahela is the mother of four nice and great children.
Started working as a young doctor for residency in Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital Kabul, later, successfully passed to be member of academic cadre in internal medicine. However, civil war did not allow her to continue her career there. After she left Kabul, she was teaching at medical college in Marzari Sharif, then working as vice president in Bamiyan University.
Ummulbanin Mirzaie is the first deputy of WHC. She has been working with the Council for many years and has an abundance of knowledge and experience, which she will utilize with the new team in this next term.
Rustam Ahmadi has been working with and for the Council for many years and will bring his skills, insight and experience to the new team to strengthen cooperation and work more collaboratively for the Hazara people.
Sitarah Mohammadi is the spokesperson at World Hazara Council (WHC). She is a contributor to Guardian Australia and writes on Hazaras, Afghanistan and refugees’ issues. Sitarah recently co-authored a chapter in the volume of Migrant Australia: From Botany Bay to Manus Island. Sitarah is a current Juris Doctor candidate in law in Melbourne, Australia and a legal researcher with the Afghanistan Human Rights Democracy Organisation. Sitarah was the 2019 Provost scholar at the University of Oxford, where she undertook her studies in International Relations and Politics and completed her dissertation on Australia’s refugee policy post-2001. Sitarah also has a bachelor’s degree in international Relations and Human Rights from Monash University.
Sajjad Askary is a Juris Doctor (JD) student at Monash University in Australia and an Op-ed contributor for the Guardian Australia, Al Jazeera English and other newspapers. Sajjad is the Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee for the World Hazara Council.
Dr. Ali Baqeri
Ali Baqeri holds a PhD in International Management. He is a UNHCR member in Austria, an ambassador for Austria’s Red Cross in Nations Dialogues Project and a member of UPF. Currently he is the head of the International Relations Committee of World Hazara Council.
Dr. Homira Rezai
Homira Rezai has been working with the British Hazara community for over a decade and has a deep passion in women’s right. She has several years of experience in planning and strategy both in her professional work as well as in her extracurricular activities. Homira is the Chairwoman of Hazara Committee in the UK where along with her team, she advocates for the rights of Hazaras and religious minorities in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Homira is a medical scientist by training and holds a PhD in medical research. She is the Chief Operations Officer of MirZyme Therapeutics, an innovative FemTech developing diagnostics and targeted therapeutics for pregnancy complications.
Sima Noori is member of the integration committee of Tromsø, Norway.She also works as a healthcare person at the Norwegian Ministry of Public Health.She is a poet and civil and women’s rights activist.She is currently the head of the Women’s Affairs Committee of the World Hazara Council. Besides, she is not only a member of the Blaq Analysts Network, but also a member of Terrorism Victims Protection Organization.Mrs. Sima Noori continues to fight for justice, equality and freedom.
Reza Jafari is the head of the cultural committee for the World Hazara Council. Since 2012, he is the founder and President of the Association children of Afghanistan. In 2014, he became the founder and director of the first health center for victims of torture and trauma in Kabul. In 2018, he created the afghan cultural center in paris. And in September 2021, after the fall of Kabul, he created and became the president of the resistance movement. Reza is also a member of the Green Party in France.
Qader Bakhsh Dost
Qader Bakhsh Dost is the head of the Financial Affairs Committee of WHC. He is a businessman and acquired a reputation as a profound and dedicated person to his work. He is also a philanthropist as he seeks to promote the welfare of Hazaras around the world. Besides, he is a writer and a poet. He also has extensive experience as a longtime member of the WHC.
Somaia Gul Dost
Somaia Gul Dost is head of the Social Media Committee of WHC. She aims to advocate for the humanitarian rights of Hazaras. Somaia is a PHD student in Belgium. She holds a degree in Entrepreneurship, Business Engineering and Management from Harvard University, University of Alberta, HEC Paris and ICHEC Brussels Management School.
Dr. Hadi Ahmadi holds a Ph.D in political science from Germany, MA in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (IHRL &IHL) with certifications in grants & fundraising, project management, PR-management and diplomacy. He is currently the deputy spokesperson of the World Hazara Council.
Dr. Ahmadi has also worked as project manager for non-profit organisations in Germany, has been manager and lecturer in executive and academic capacities for nationally recognized institutions in Afghanistan. Besides, he worked for eight years with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan and the Afghan Embassy in Germany.