Salaam, I am Shahzad Mudasir, driven by an unwavering passion to advocate for human, women, and refugee rights.
Throughout my career, I have steadfastly devoted myself to advancing social justice and humanitarian causes. My roots trace back to Afghanistan, where I was born and raised, and I have an MA degree in Social Sciences.
I set out on my journalistic voyage by assuming roles such as an English News Anchor, Entertainment Program Producer, and Radio Jockey at Radio Nasl e Naween. Following that, I took on responsibilities as a Dubber and Editor at Koroosh Production, actively participating in content development for Arezo TV, a regional television channel situated in Mazar-e Sharif. Later in my journey, I expanded my horizons by working as a Coach at the Lincoln Learning and Cultural Center in Balkh, and as a Public Relations Manager at Youth Empowered Society.
During my time in Afghanistan, my fervent passion for societal betterment, particularly aiding people and children, drove me to take proactive measures to establish and lead the “Pulse of Life” initiative as part of “The Action for Change” project. This endeavor, which resonated deeply with my values, centered around enlisting volunteers to offer essential financial and educational support to 52 child laborers in Mazar-e Sharif over a span of about five months. Alongside dedicated young volunteers, I played an instrumental role in spearheading the project’s crowdfunding and successful execution in 2016.
Spanning diverse contexts, my extensive experience collaborating within multicultural and multifaceted teams has made a substantial impact both at a local and international level. Notably, I played a pivotal role in the Child Protection Project for non-Syrian Refugees/Immigrants—a groundbreaking initiative orchestrated in partnership with Save the Children International and Zeytinburnu Municipality. This project, generously funded by PRM, echoes my commitment to making tangible change. My involvement further extended to projects such as the Prospects of Economic Purposes Project for Refugees and Host Communities, funded by GIZ, Risks Faced by Refugees in Turkey Research Project by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), ECHO and RM Team, Reproductive Mental Health, and Awareness Campaign on Safer Migration of Afghan Refugees in Europe Project by Danish Refugee Council and Keihan Foundation, The Aman Project which support LGBTQIA+ Individuals from Afghanistan and the Mena region, and the impactful Kite Runner Project for exiled journalists from Afghanistan in Turkey, among several others.
Driven by an innate desire to alleviate suffering, I have actively engaged in diverse research studies focusing on refugees and migrants, particularly placing emphasis on Afghan refugees and immigrants in Turkey. This dedication has taken form not only in academic endeavors but also through active participation in an array of cultural and psycho-social activities. My involvement spans seminars, training sessions, and language exchanges, all aimed at fostering understanding and empowerment.
Beyond my advocacy and humanitarian efforts, I hold a deep appreciation for the arts. My fascination with photography and videography fuels my creative pursuits, providing me with a unique lens through which I capture the world around me.
Sofa(R) – Video documentation of an art event at the Mahalla Festival Istanbul 2022 – Camera Shahzad Mudasir.
Language Skills: Dari-Farsi, Turkish, English, Pashto and Urdu
Skills: Interpretation | Protection and Case Management | Social Work | Migration Research and Reporting | Mentoring and Coaching, Coordination, Community Outreach, Video and Photography.
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