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Muqaddesa Yourish


Afghan Politician and Activist

Muqaddesa Yourish is an Afghan politician and activist renowned for her contributions to public service, private sector development, and women’s economic empowerment. She has held significant roles, including as the Deputy Minister for Commerce and Industry in Afghanistan. Her work has made her a notable figure in Afghan politics and civil society.

Yourish holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Financial Management from the University of Pune and an MBA from the University of Akron as a Fulbright scholar. She regularly comments on Afghanistan and South Asia’s political landscape, and her commentary has appeared in national and international media outlets, including the New York Times, Forbes, BBC, and CNN.