is an analyst and advocate for gender inclusion in Afghanistan. She is the co-founder of Her Afghanistan. She established hundreds of female organizations at the rural and urban level ranging from advocacy, health, research, security, safety, and family focus. Mariam served as senior adviser to two Afghan National Security Advisors of President Ghani Administration. Mariam was one of the few core members to develop the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strategy for Counter Violent Extremism and social media. Mariam is a regular commentator for Indus News, Wion News and many other regional networks; in addition she has been published in regional print outlets and cited by leading news outlets such as the New York Times, The National and Wall Street Journal.