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The Global Journal: Fawzia Koofi- Fearless Voice

''Fawzia Koofi is a leader with a vision: to change Afghanistan into a society that is based on the rule of law, civility, and human rights. Despite numerous attacks on her life, what she is most afraid of is “being misunderstood by people.”

The Global Journal

The National: Fawzia Koofi, an Afghan female politician

True Boots: “The Favored Daughter”: An Unstoppable Afghan Woman

NBC: FAWZIA KOOFI LAUNCHES A MOVEMENT TO FIGHT HARDER FOR WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN Read full story here

The Indomitable Afghan

As the 2014 presidential elections approach, all eyes are on Fawzia Koofi to see if a country that suffocated the lives of its female population under the cloak of religious laws will elect a woman to the pinnacle of political power.

Will Fawzia Koofi Be Afghanistan's First Female President?

If anyone can make it happen, Fawzia Koofi can. Left out to die in the sun as a baby girl, she became the first female deputy speaker of the Afghan Parliament.

Bloomberg: Fawzia Koofi remembers the first time she spoke back to a man. She was in the fourth grade, and had just scolded her cousin for calling her “nobody” -- a common insult for young girls growing up in Afghanistan. “I had to start breaking taboos in our family,” Koofi, who at 38 is now considering a run to become the country’s first female leader, said in an interview. “You have to really put your forehead in stone to face the challenges.

Letters to my Daughters.

NBC news: Fawzia Koofi launches bid to be president.

By Kiko Itasaka, Producer, NBC News

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A political pioneer and outspoken lawmaker took her first steps toward running for president of Afghanistan Thursday, promising to take the country out of its "days of darkness." Read full story here:

Fawzia Koofi: Making a New Afghanistan For Her Daughters

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Today, a two-term member of the Afghan parliament, Koofi, 35, is one of the most prominent political figures in the country. Her journey is extraordinary in the context of Afghanistan’s turbulent recent history.

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