Masuda Sultan, Advocate and Entrepreneur

Title

Masuda Sultan, Advocate and Entrepreneur

Description

From Wikipedia: Masuda Sultan is an Afghan American entrepreneur and international human rights advocate. She is the author of My War at Home, a memoir reflecting on her life as an Afghan American, in which she speaks of conflicts arising from her need for independence in the scheme of Afghan traditional culture, for example, her arranged marriage with an Afghan man. She is one of the founders of Women for Afghan Women. Masuda returned to Afghanistan in December 2001 and learned that 19 members of her family were killed in an October 2001 US air raid. Working with the families of 9/11 victims including Rita Lasar, the sister of Abe Zelmanowitz, Masuda lobbied the U.S government to appropriate aid for civilian victims of bombings in Afghanistan. In 2002, Senator Leahy championed the "Afghan Civilian Assistance Program", a USAID program to assist families and communities mistakenly bombed during US military operations in Afghanistan. The program set a historical precedent for civilian casualties inflicted due to errors in war. (from SALT): Masuda Sultan is founder and CEO of Symbio Services. Her business ventures include projects in education, media, defense, manufacturing, and telecommunications in Afghanistan and real estate in the United Arab Emirates.

Creator

SALT

Date

Unknown

Source

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Rights

Publisher

SALT

Contributor

SALT

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Afghan-American. Entrepreneur. Women. War, Advocacy.

Coverage

United States

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Reference

SALT, Masuda Sultan, Advocate and Entrepreneur, SALT, Unknown

Cite As

SALT, “Masuda Sultan, Advocate and Entrepreneur,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed December 1, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/580.