Private Roundtable with Farkhunda Zahra Nader (New Delhi)
During this interactive and off-the-record discussion, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, Member of the Afghanistan National Assembly, will discuss her experiences, challenges and opportunities of being a woman parliamentarian, and the steps she believes need to be taken to address the gender issue in Afghanistan, and policy and mindset changes she thinks need to occur universally.
Farkhunda Zahra Naderi was elected as the Kabul representative in the Afghanistan National Assembly in the 2010 Afghan parliamentary elections, with the support of National Unity Party of Afghanistan (NUPA). In 2007, the Central Council of the party appointed her the Head of Women's Committee & Youth Association. She has served as a Member of the Commission on Women's Affairs, Human Rights and Civil Society, has won the UNDP's N-PEACE award, and was awarded the title of Peace Ambassador by Universal Peace Federation. She is also President of the Matab Healthcare Center in Taimani and Founder of Chadari, an organisation that promotes women's rights in Afghanistan.
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