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Mina Habib

Mina Habib

Mina Habib is IWPR Afghanistan’s reporter in Kabul. She joined IWPR in 2010. 

During her career as a journalist with IWPR, Mina has received several national and international awards for good work and bravery as a female journalist covering issues in a male-dominated country. Despite several threats to her life, Mina is committed to continue her profession as a journalist. 

Mina graduated from the Journalism Faculty of Kabul University in late 2006. Prior to joining IWPR, Mina worked as a reporter for several Kabul-based newspapers.

Stories by the author

There are few prospects for young Afghans, even those with an education. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Mina Habib
4 Apr 18
Country's rising unemployment is proving hard to challenge.
An Afghan National Police officer patrols the streets of Kabul. (Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Mina Habib
8 Feb 18
Fears that spate of violence will further curtail much-needed investment.
Mina Habib
7 Dec 17
Excessive red tape and corruption have led to a huge backlog.
U.S. President Donald Trump gestures before delivering remarks on Americas military involvement in Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base on August 21, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Mina Habib
30 Oct 17
Observers welcome a promised troop surge and increased pressure on Pakistan.
Female lawmakers in the Afghan parliament. (Photo: Eric Kanalstein/Getty Images)
Mina Habib
8 Jun 17
Statistics showing rising numbers of female officials do not tell the whole story.
Afghanistan has introduced legislation banning the harassment of women and children. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Mina Habib
8 Mar 17
Opinion divided over legislation that will outlaw such abuse for the first time.
Mina Habib
23 Nov 16
Lukewarm response to Afghan leader’s statement of support for gender equality.
Afghan women and girls can be penalised for running away from home. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Mina Habib
22 Sep 16
Forced marriage and domestic violence are fuelling the phenomenon.
Akmal Zaher, Mina Habib
9 Sep 16
Police urged to investigate rumours that vulnerable minors are at risk.
A mother carries her sick son for a treatment at a clinic in Farza, Afghanistan. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
Wahid Shahkar, Mina Habib
16 Aug 16
Corrupt staff reported to exhort money and beat up vulnerable patients.