Rahela H. Sidiqi
is the founder and director of the Rahela Trust and is an Afghan women’s rights activist who was determined to improve the situation of women in Afghanistan following the tragic death of Rahela Malikzada.

Rahela Hashim Sidiqi is the Founding Director of Rahela Trust for Afghan Women’s Education. She is the former Senior Advisor of Afghanistan Civil Service Commission and Senior Social Development Advisor of UN-Habitat Afghanistan. Since 1993, she has worked as a women’s rights activist at the grassroots and policy levels in Afghanistan. She completed her BSc in Agriculture from Kabul University and her MA in Social Development Sustainable Livelihood from Reading University UK.