Obaid Barakzai

SDG #16: Peace, Justice, & Strong Institutions

Obaid is a young community organizer, leader, and an immigrant from Afghanistan. For the past eight years, he has been serving as a peace ambassador for the Seeds of Peace and Postcards for Peace organizations, creating and organizing safe spaces for young leaders from diverse regions of conflict to resolve conflicts through dialogues. Being a certified linguist and fluent in seven languages, he has interpreted thousands of appointments and documents for those from marginalized and war-torn communities. Due to the recent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, he has helped with the Afghan resettlement efforts in Utah while speaking up to the world through media.

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