Afghani Journalist, Farida Nekzad is one of those journalists who defy the threats of rulers, politicians and radical religious leaders. She rose to fame after she inspired fellow women to break the silence on Afghan’s repression and violence against women.

For more than 2 decades, Farida Nekzad worked on the favor of the women in order to eradicate the domestic violence against them and till she has succeeded in bringing a lot of change in the country. Well, besides her professional achievements, how is her personal life going on? Wanna know about her married life? Scroll down this article!

Farida Nekzad’s Personal Life, Who is her Husband

Farida Nekzad tied the knot with her boyfriend turned husband, Rahimullah Smander who is now the head of one of Kabul’s large radio stations. The loving duo exchanged their vows in 2003 in the presence of their close ones.

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The duo shares one daughter together named Muska, born 2009. When she was pregnant with her daughter, Nekzad was going head to head with the Islamic extremist and they were always knocking on her doors.

At one time she feared for her daughter but looks like by the grace of god, her daughter is healthy and well. Besides, her husband, Rahimullah is a father of two sons from his previous marriage.

Frida Nekzad's Spouse Rahimullah Smander
Farida Nekzad’s Husband  Rahimullah Smander during a press meet.

At the moment, Nekzad lives a blissful married life with her family in Afghanistan as of March 2019. Additionally, she is free from any divorce issues as well as previous affairs and rumors.

How Much Is Farida Nekzad’s Net Worth?

Managing editor and co-founder of Pajhwok Afghan NewsAfghanistan, Farida Nekzad holds a net worth of around $400 thousand as of 2019. In Afghanistan, the average salary of a journalist is around $20 thousand. As a Journalist, she possibly earns the same range of money per year.

Frida Nekzad's Personal life
Journalist Farida Nekzad has a net worth of around half a million.

Source: Iwmf

The Aries-born journalist Nekzad has won multiple international awards such as; the 2008 Courage in Journalism Award. Similarly, she won several other reputed honors through which she gained a decent amount of fortune.

Battle of Farida Nekzad for Afghan Women!

During 2000 many women journalists in Afghanistan were being threatened and killed for their reporting. At that time, only Farida Nekzad was fighting for their rights despite facing tremendous pressure.

In 2002, after the Taliban government had been toppled and women were able to win back some of their most basic rights such as; education, and voting, there were some regions which was still affected by violence.

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Several months later, Afghani male and female reporters were being harassed, kidnapped if their articles spoke anything against the ruling parties. Tragically, one of Nekzad’s friends; Zakia Zaki was brutally attacked and killed.

After that incident, Nekzad herself started to receive death, rape and acid threats via phone calls and e-mails. In 2003, she was kidnapped, however, she escaped by diving out of the moving cars.

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One year later, in 2004 Nekzad co-founded a private news agency; Pajhwok and began to wage a war against her country’s news prohibitions. As a result, reports of violence against women, issues of women’s rights often are officially banned.

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Again Nekzad faced multiple attempts at kidnapping, however, she never stopped to speak on the favor of woman rights. She stated;

“I want to break the silence. Whether I am dead or alive, the struggle should continue. Afghan women’s voices should be heard.”

After her continuous struggle, she was able to provide coverage on domestic violence such as; battering women between families and the widespread practice of forceful marriages.

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When and Where was  Farida Nekzad born?

November 1, 1976, in Kabul, Afghanistan

How Old is  Farida Nekzad?

42 years

How tall is  Farida Nekzad?

5 feet 7 inches

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