Khadija Zahra Ahmadi

Khadija Zahra Ahmadi (Persian: خدیجه زهرا احمدی) is an Afghan politician who served as a mayor of the city of Nili, in Daykunidi province. She served from 2018 to 2021,[1] until the fall of Afghanistan to the hands of the Taliban. She grew up in Iran in a refugee family fled Afghanistan after the Soviet invasion. She is the second Afghan female mayor belonging to the Hazara ethnic group after Azra Jafari to achieve that rank.[2] Zarifa Ghafari is a Pashtun native and the third women to serve as a mayor in post-Taliban era. During the time Ahmadi served as a mayor, she received death threats from fundamentalist and Islamist groups like the Taliban.[3] Like many other Afghans, she was forced to leave her country after the fall of Kabul and later resettled in Spain. On April 25, 2022, she was awarded with the prize "Reconocimiento Mare Terra" for her fight and advocacy for Afghan women's rights.[4][5]


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  2. ^ "Zahra Ahmadi". Think Europe EN. Retrieved 2022-08-25.
  3. ^ MIJALLO, ÓSCAR (2021-03-07). "Khadija Ahmadi: 30 mujeres que están cambiando el mundo". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-08-25.
  4. ^ Mediterrània, Mare Terra Fundació (2022-04-25). "Los Premis Ones 2022 reconocen la lucha de las mujeres afganas". Mare Terra Fundació Mediterrània (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2022-08-25.
  5. ^ La lucha de las mujeres afganas – Premis Ones 2022 – con Zahra Ahmadi, Sunita Nasir y Geety Mayel, retrieved 2022-08-25