Student Address by Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, Member of the Afghanistan National Assembly, at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
At this student address, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi will share her experiences in serving as a woman parliamentarian, opportunities and challenges she sees ahead, and important lessons she believes students need to know to understand gender issues and Afghanistan today.
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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