Asiya Barakzai: London West

Asiya Barakzai: London West

Asiya is currently a student at Western University pursuing an Honours degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies. Asiya has a strong affinity for gender policy issues, youth civic engagement, environmental sustainability, and community development. Asiya is a proud Londoner and is passionate in learning about the ways we can amplify diverse voices within the community and within political processes. As an Afghan-Canadian Muslim woman, Asiya has been involved with awareness campaigns and efforts to combat Islamophobia, xenophobia, religious intolerance, and other forms of discrimination to create united communities. Asiya is honoured to take part in Daughters of the Vote, and looks forward to learning from all of the inspiring women involved with the program.