Zamira Saidi is a licensed attorney by the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association to practice law in Afghanistan (License No. 3680). Ms. Saidi graduated from faculty of Law and Political Science of Kabul University in 2015 with excellent grades.
Prior to joining Shajjan & Associates, Ms. Saidi worked as Program Officer for a World Bank Project, Afghan Skills Development Project (ASDP II), and as a Legal Adviser & Training Developer with Hode Educational and Social Services Organization, a local Civil Society Organization.
She volunteered to mentor Karadan University and Kabul University teams for William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Courts, CLDP, during 2015 and 2016. She served as a judge in national rounds of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, through International Law Students Association (ILSA), in 2017 and more recently in April 2017, she has served as a Judge in the international round of Jessup in Washington DC.
She is a member of Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) and also Lawyers Association, and an alumnae of VIS and Jessup Moot Courts. She has participated in many national and international legal trainings, inter alia, Gender Justice by USAID; Women’s Participation in Social Works and Media by Ministry of Women’s Affairs; Women’s Rights in Islam and Written Laws & Women’s Situation in Afghanistan by Asia Foundation; and a training workshop on Building International Expertise in the Field of Public International law, International Criminal Law and Research facilitated by national and international experts from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Germany and United Kingdom.
Ms. Saidi is a social and gender justice activist. She has established an organization named Afghan Women Educational and Empowerment Services Organization (AWEESO) that works for women’s empowerment and facilitation of their participation in sociopolitical life and the general working environment in Afghanistan.