Forbes: One year ago today, Fawzia Koofi, the first female deputy speaker of the Afghan parliament and one of a few women involved in the intra-Afghan Peace Talks, left Afghanistan during the Taliban takeover. At the time, Koofi was under house arrest in Kabul and it was becoming clear that her safety was in jeopardy.
UN: The situation for women is so desperate in Afghanistan that they are committing suicide at a rate of one or two every day, the Human Rights Council has heard. Addressing the Council, Fawzia Koofi, former deputy speaker of the Afghan Parliament, said lack of opportunity and ailing mental health, was taking a terrible toll:
Tolo News: Fawzia Koofi, a member of the peace negotiating team representing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the talks with the Taliban, on Thursday said that the presence of foreign Taliban in the northern regions of Afghanistan, particularly along the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, is threatening the security of those areas. She called for swift action
1TV: Afghan women’s rights advocate and peace negotiator, Fawzia Koofi, has been named as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders of 2021 by Fortune magazine. Koofi, a former member of parliament, has been at the table with Taliban representatives since September 2020, pushing for an end to the decades-long war between Afghanistan and the
Tolo News: Peace negotiator Fawzia Koofi won the CASA Asia award for “diversity and sustainable development” for her support of the rights of women and children, her role in the peace process and her commitment to the education of girls and women, said the organization. The winners of the Casa Asia 2021 Awards were announced
Tolo News: The Norwegian Peace Council has included Afghan politician Fawzia Koofi’s name among five Nobel Peace Prize favorites for 2020 for her continued efforts for women’s rights and the ongoing peace negotiations between in Doha. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Two days after the attack on peace negotiator Fawzia Koofi, there isn’t any information about the perpetrators of the incident. Koofi, however, who is under treatment at a hospital in Kabul, said on Sunday that she will continue defending women’s rights and working for peace in the country. Click here to read more
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 15, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Officials in Afghanistan said Saturday a prominent female peace negotiator had survived an assassination attempt ahead of U.S.-brokered negotiations with the Islamist Taliban. Fawzia Koofi, a 45-year-old former Afghan parliamentarian and a renowned human rights activist, was returning to Kabul from the neighboring northern Parwan province
AA: Having survived the bloody conflict, the story of Fawzia Koofi, 44, Afghanistan’s first woman member of parliament over the past three decades, encapsulates the trials and tribulations of an ordinary woman under different regimes in the war-torn country. Of late, she has emerged as a crucial and vibrant voice for Afghan women. Click here to