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Mina Habib

Mina Habib
IWPR Reporter

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

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar pictured in April 2012. (Photo: Omerdon100/Wikimedia Commons)
Mina Habib
19 Jul 18
Factions demand radical changes to electoral system.
Afghan workers of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) load ballot boxes to be distributed to polling stations. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
Mina Habib
11 Jul 18
A system intended to ensure transparency in October’s polls may not go far enough.
(Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Mina Habib
29 Jun 18
Critics argue that traditional processes undermine entire legal system.
Mina Habib
31 May 18
People reluctant to even register to vote amid security threats and ongoing corruption.
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.