Nawid (Sourosh) Cina

Vice President of Mahboba's Promise

Meet Nawid

Nawid Cina is a human rights lawyer with a demonstrated capacity to affect grassroots and institutional change on humanitarian issues. Nawid completed his Bachelor of Laws & International Studies from the University of Technology Sydney and undertook his legal training at the Refugee Advice & Casework Service. Nawid has worked as a Program Associate at the Champions of Change Coalition, where he contributed towards institutional gender equality reform in the private sector. Prior to this, Nawid was the General Manager of Mahboba’s Promise, where he was responsible for operational leadership & the design of major humanitarian relief programs. Following the Afghanistan crisis, Nawid returned to Mahboba’s Promise to lead an unprecedented evacuation of at-risk orphans, widows and staff. Nawid was awarded the Australian Human Right Medal in 2022 for his work. Nawid is also the co-founder of ‘Future Leaders for Gender Equality’, a student leadership program that seeks to catalyse student action and reform on issues around gender equality and respectful relationships.

Nawid Cina, Vice President of Mahboba’s Promise, led a humanitarian mission into Afghanistan just months after the regime change.

Nawid's Trailblazing Journey in Aid of Afghan Widows and Children​

In March 2022, Nawid Cina, Vice President of Mahboba’s Promise, led a humanitarian mission into Afghanistan just months after the regime change. During his trip, Nawid was able to witness the continuation of critical work carried out by Mahboba’s Promise. He was also able to assess where the most urgent development gaps lie and provide targeted medical and educational support for many of the children in our care.

Nawid’s trip demonstrated the commitment we continue to have towards Afghanistan.

In a remarkable act of courage, Nawid led the mission that secured an unprecedented number of visas. His trip demonstrated the commitment that we continue to have towards Afghanistan, and his courage in leading the mission demonstrated the love and care that we hold for each of these children.

Australian Human Rights Medal Winners

In 2022, Mahboba Rawi OAM and Nawid Cina were recipients of the prestigious Australian Human Rights Medal for their outstanding contributions to the promotion and protection of human rights.

The award was given in recognition of their mission to rescue at-risk children from Afghanistan, which demonstrated their unwavering commitment to the human rights of vulnerable children.

Mahboba Rawi OAM and Nawid Cina are the recipients of the Australian Human Rights Medal.

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