Interim Director, Ipas Pakistan
Amina Mazhar leads Ipas’s work in Pakistan. She is a human rights advocate who has worked for more than 20 years to advance reproductive justice. In 2007, she helped lay the foundation for Ipas’s work in Pakistan and served as country manager from 2009-2013. During that time, she oversaw subgrants to the National Committee for Maternal and Neonatal Health, Aahung, the Midwifery Association of Pakistan and the Association for Mothers and Newborns. Mazhar also established the Pakistan Alliance for Postabortion Care (PAPAC) to foster dialogue and collaboration among a range of national stakeholders working to address unsafe abortion as a public health and human rights issue. She then served as a senior advisor for Ipas programs in Asia and was based in North Carolina until 2014. Prior to joining Ipas, Mazhar worked at Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid in Karachi and volunteered in Lahore at Rahnuma (Family Planning Association of Pakistan) and S.O.S. Children’s Villages. She holds degrees in law from S.M. Law College—University of Karachi and Harvard Law School.