Fawzia Koofi

Visiting Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development
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Fawzia Koofi

Fawzia Koofi is an Afghan parliamentary lawmaker, accomplished author, and internationally known outspoken advocate for the rights of women and children, democracy, and moderate Islam. She is the first female in the Afghan parliament to be elected as second deputy speaker, and she heads the parliament’s Women Affairs Commission. Not only has Koofi humanized the otherwise faceless international discussion of the struggles and abuse of Afghan women, but she is on the forefront of educating the international community as to the consequences for her and other advocates of reform should the international community and their security forces be withdrawn.

 

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