Neginah Khalili is a professor at a local university and a prominent lawyer from Afghanistan who has been using her voice to fight for justice since the young age of 8.
“I was the first female prosecutor and attorney general in Ghor Province where I grew up, specializing in human rights defense and gender-based violence against women and girls. Forced to flee my homeland in 2021, I spent seven months as a refugee in Albania before arriving most recently to the U.S. this year to teach at Loyola University. Even with the resources I have, the pain of leaving loved ones and familiar things feels raw and it is not easy to navigate new systems. I wish to continue the fight for justice, women, and youth. ”