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Zakia Afrin
Manager, Client Advocacy Programs, Maitri


Zakia Afrin is an advocate for immigrant women of color who suffer abuse. She manages the Helpline, Peer Counseling, Immigration Assistance and Legal Advocacy programs at Maitri in San Jose Bay area. She is a senior fellow and Adjunct professor of International Law at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and teaches Introduction to Islamic Law and Intra-State Conflicts and Peace building and other courses. A social justice Activist at heart Zakia has served on the Board of CPEDV( 2013-2016). Zakia authored numerous peer reviewed Articles on international criminal court and Gender sensitivity; domestic violence and international law, Domestic Violence in Bangladesh among others. An alumnus of The Hague Academy of international law, Zakia has an LL.B from Dhaka University in Bangladesh, LL.M and an SJD specializing in public international law from Golden Gate University.