Roya Mahboob: importance of social media in maintaining peace and security

Social media is not just a platform for people to share their stories, life, and receive likes or comments. It also provides a platform for furthering the peace and security, encourage the freedom of information, freedom of speech. Government, large corporation, and non-profit organizations are increasingly using social media.

Roya, in collaboration with Francesco Rulli, also are taking use of social media to empower women and girls in countries like Afghanistan. They build IT centers and provide tools for them to use social media and to get connected with each other and to the world. Social media also encourages Afghan women to talk freely about what they want, and what they think.

Roya Mahboob is a member of the Young Leaders Network for Peace and Security which is a body of Boston Global Forum with the aim of promoting peace and security. She is an Afghan entrepreneur and businesswoman. She is the founder and president of the Afghan Citadel Software Company, a full-service software-development company based in Herat, Afghanistan

Watch her full presentation here.