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Afghani Women's Rights Activist, Member of Parliament, Vice President of the National Assembly.

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 Fawzia Koofi Biography

Fawzia Koofi has made her leadership journey in a country of harsh topography, internal conflict, intermittent wars and a militant government. She completed high school during the war ravaged years and entered a competitive medical school. But soon after the Taliban took over in September 1995, they barred women from access to all education. Finding the doors of a university education closed to her, Fawzia focused her energy towards women’s right organizations and worked closely with one of the most vulnerable groups, Internally Displaced People (IDP), which marginalizes women and children.

After the fall of the Taliban, she continued law faculty night shift while still working with UNICEF, though her wish was to become a doctor and treat human beings who are in desperate need of medical assistance due to war and its consequences. She is particularly passionate about women, as her country has highest number of maternal mortalities in the world. Out of 100,000 births, 6,500 women die due to lack of access to medical facilities and doctors.

Despite her yearning to become a doctor, she shifted her studies to law, acquired a law degree and later pursued a Masters in Business and Management from Preston University.

Since 2001, women could participate in all aspects of life, particularly in the public sphere. Fawzia’s political family background and orientation to public service propelled her to take hold of these new opportunities that were paving the road for many women. She decided to run for a seat in parliament from the Badakshan province, a northeastern province. Her campaign was a success, and she was elected member of parliament from that province in September 2005. Afghan parliament is assigned with three main responsibilities, according to the Afghan constitution. Her duties are to represent the people, makes laws and oversee the executive branch.

In 2005, right after the first elected parliament after 33 years, Fawzia was elected as the first woman Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament in the history of Afghanistan.

Fawzia's main focus area has been human rights, especially women’s and child rights. Afghanistan also suffers from rampant corruption, and she has been advocating for integrity, accountability and upholding the rule of law. With all the challenges, the fact she managed to make her presence felt in parliament by participating in debates, initiating legislation and suggesting resolutions is a giant leap for women in Afghanistan. Some of the key women’s initiatives that she has championed include the improvement of women’s living conditions in Afghan prisons.

She also advocates for amendment of laws that suggests savior punishment for perpetrators of child sexual abuse. She promotes women and girls' education by advocating for access to good schools, as well as creating opportunities for nonformal education.

As a young woman in a heavily traditional country, Fawzia has battled male domination, imposition of men’s selective religious interpretation on the rights of women and issues of power between men and women.

Fawzia has been re-elected for a second term in parliament and is now the chairperson of the women/human rights civil society commission. She is the only woman chairperson in the lower of parliament.

She is the author of "Letters To My Daughters," a bestseller in many countries around the world.

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The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future

The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future

Letters to My Daughters

Letters to My Daughters

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Fawzia Koofi

Afghani Women's Rights Activist, Member of Parliament, Vice President of the National Assembly.

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Fawzia Koofi Biography

Fawzia Koofi has made her leadership journey in a country of harsh topography, internal conflict, intermittent wars and a militant government. She completed high school during the war ravaged years and entered a competitive medical school. But soon after the Taliban took over in September 1995, they barred women from access to all education. Finding the doors of a university education closed to her, Fawzia focused her energy towards women’s right organizations and worked closely with one of the most vulnerable groups, Internally Displaced People (IDP), which marginalizes women and children.

After the fall of the Taliban, she continued law faculty night shift while still working with UNICEF, though her wish was to become a doctor and treat human beings who are in desperate need of medical assistance due to war and its consequences. She is particularly passionate about women, as her country has highest number of maternal mortalities in the world. Out of 100,000 births, 6,500 women die due to lack of access to medical facilities and doctors.

Despite her yearning to become a doctor, she shifted her studies to law, acquired a law degree and later pursued a Masters in Business and Management from Preston University.

Since 2001, women could participate in all aspects of life, particularly in the public sphere. Fawzia’s political family background and orientation to public service propelled her to take hold of these new opportunities that were paving the road for many women. She decided to run for a seat in parliament from the Badakshan province, a northeastern province. Her campaign was a success, and she was elected member of parliament from that province in September 2005. Afghan parliament is assigned with three main responsibilities, according to the Afghan constitution. Her duties are to represent the people, makes laws and oversee the executive branch.

In 2005, right after the first elected parliament after 33 years, Fawzia was elected as the first woman Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament in the history of Afghanistan.

Fawzia's main focus area has been human rights, especially women’s and child rights. Afghanistan also suffers from rampant corruption, and she has been advocating for integrity, accountability and upholding the rule of law. With all the challenges, the fact she managed to make her presence felt in parliament by participating in debates, initiating legislation and suggesting resolutions is a giant leap for women in Afghanistan. Some of the key women’s initiatives that she has championed include the improvement of women’s living conditions in Afghan prisons.

She also advocates for amendment of laws that suggests savior punishment for perpetrators of child sexual abuse. She promotes women and girls' education by advocating for access to good schools, as well as creating opportunities for nonformal education.

As a young woman in a heavily traditional country, Fawzia has battled male domination, imposition of men’s selective religious interpretation on the rights of women and issues of power between men and women.

Fawzia has been re-elected for a second term in parliament and is now the chairperson of the women/human rights civil society commission. She is the only woman chairperson in the lower of parliament.

She is the author of "Letters To My Daughters," a bestseller in many countries around the world.

Fawzia Koofi Videos

  • Fawzia Koofi - Zeitgeist Americas 2013
  • Fawzia Koofi - Zeitgeist Americas 2013 - Clip
  • 9/11: Ten Years Later | Fawzia Koofi | Afghanistan | 447 | 2 - YouTube

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  • How much does it cost to book Fawzia Koofi?

    Booking fees for Fawzia Koofi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Fawzia Koofi, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Fawzia Koofi?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Fawzia Koofi for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Fawzia Koofi for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Fawzia Koofi or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Fawzia Koofi or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Fawzia Koofi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Fawzia Koofi for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Fawzia Koofi generally travels from Afghanistan and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Asra Nomani, Amanda Lindhout, Karen Tse, Ishmael Beah and Hyeonseo Lee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Fawzia Koofi for an upcoming event.

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  • Fawzia Koofi - Zeitgeist Americas 2013
    Fawzia Koofi - Zeitgeist Americas 2013 - Clip
  • 9/11: Ten Years Later | Fawzia Koofi | Afghanistan | 447 | 2 - YouTube
    CNN: Fawzia Koofi - YouTube

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