Fatana Ishaq Gailani

Fatana Ishaq Gailani Fatana Ishaq Gailani (Afghanistan, 1954) is an Afghan activist for human rights, especially rights of women. Hamed Wardak Resident in a refugee camp in Pakistan since 1978 for his opposition first to the Communist government and later the Taliban, in 1993 to create the Afghan Women’s Council, for which he received several death threats from the Taliban regime which for years has occupied power in Afghanistan. This council has the aim of providing educational and health resources to Afghan women and children in refugee camps, thus informing the same to women about their rights in the context of cultural and religious traditions of their country. In 1998 she was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, together with Fatiha Boudiaf, Rigoberta Mench , Somaly Mam, Emma Bonino, Graca Machel and Olayinka Koso-Thomas for their work, for the defense and advancement of women.