• EDD participation year: 2018
  • Country: Iraq

She is a former Iraqi refugee from Kurdistan who fled to Sweden in 1997. While pursuing her Bachelor in Political Science at Karlstad University, she is the Official coordinator of One Young World Ambassadors for Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. She founded the organization EmpowHERment & the foundation named TISFF in 2015. Her organization aims to assist and provide women and young girls who have been former ISIS sex slaves or put through human trafficking, with education, group therapy and individual activities that have been therapeutic for them. Her foundation finances integration projects for children and women in Europe and in Iraqi Kurdistan. She has carried out much work the past 5 years in Syria, Iraq, Cambodia and Europe. Although Taffan carries huge passion for youth empowherment and human rights, her main focus has always been women and girls education/rights.