Sarema Afzali is a woman seeking justice, and to fulfill her passion, she co-founded the International Organization for Transitional Justice and Peace, a non-profit that combats core international crimes such as genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes of aggression in Afghanistan and war-torn countries.
She has more than a decade of experience supporting Afghan communities through managing various projects in different sectors. In non-profit national organizations, international organizations, and the government of Afghanistan, the main focus was on considering women’s empowerment as a priority.
She has worked with the Afghan Civil Society Forum Organization to promote gender equality in partner societies. She has extensive experience with the worldwide charitable and humanitarian community service organizations; Red Cross Red Crescent families, and the Afghan Red Crescent Society, in different departments managing disaster management projects and handling international relations of the society. She continued to manage a World Bank-funded project, the Afghanistan Skills Development Project, in the Ministry of Education.
She worked with the Country High Peace Council to coordinate the fundraising stakeholder meetings supporting the post-peace process that never happened in Afghanistan. Based in Canada, Sarema is an international language teacher at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board of Education.
She holds a master’s in language and literacy education from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.