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Fawzia Koofi

Fawzia Koofi

Fawzia Koofi is a member of parliament in Afghanistan’s northern Badakhshan

province. Prior to this she worked with UNICEF and various NGOs

as a women’s and children’s advocate. In 2009 she was chosen as a Young

Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She will run as a presidential

candidate in 2014. She is writing the book with Nadene Ghouri, an awardwinning

BBC journalist and former Al Jazeera reporter who specializes in

the Middle East.

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