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Fawzia Koofi

Fawzia Koofi is Afghanistan's first female Parliament speaker and a noted activist for women's and children’s rights. She is the co-author of The Favored Daughter. She is currently a leading candidate for the presidential elections in 2014 and has been quoted by the BBC, Time, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, CNN, The Globe and Mail, and many others. Koofi was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2009. Before getting elected to Parliament, Koofi was employed by UNICEF as a child protection officer from 2002 through 2004. The mother of two girls, she lives in Kabul.

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The Favored Daughter

Fawzia Koofi with Nadene Ghouri

As America prepares to draw down its forces in Afghanistan, this story of survival and hope from a voice of the country's most oppressed group could not be more timely. Born to the second of...

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