Friba: the True Heroine

by | Apr 20, 2021 | Gender equity, Peace education, Reconciliation and co-existence | 0 comments

Sport can drive social change, community development and foster peace and understanding. The entire population was severely affected by the war and in particular the women and the youth. Women weren’t able to practise sports. However, the women and the youth always craved participation in sports, as it brings joy and peace to their lives.

  • Friba Rezayee is the founder and the Executive Director of Women Leaders of Tomorrow. She was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan. When she turned 18 she made history by competing in judo at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, as Afghanistan’s first ever female Olympic athlete.

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Former athletes, I've been working for the International Judo Federation for more than ten years as media and Judo for Peace director.