Naeem Mirza

Executive Director, WLP Pakistan/Aurat Foundation

Mirza (Pakistan) is a human rights and women's rights activist. He is Acting Executive Director of Aurat Foundation, a Pakistan-based NGO working for women's empowerment and democratic governance in the country. He worked as a journalist prior to joining Aurat Foundation in 1998. At Aurat Foundation, and as one of the founders of major civil society forums and alliances, Mirza works to strengthen democratic practices, ensure and maximize women's effective participation in politics and decision-making, and develop strategies for ending violence against women and girls. He is the author of several books and reports on the issues of legal literacy, women's political participation, and local governance.