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The Afghan Woman Who Wants to Be President

World  (tags: world, humanrights, freedoms, government, Afghan )

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Condemned to die shortly after birth for being a girl, outspoken Afghan member of parliament Fawzia Koofi lived to become a champion of women's rights and is now eyeing the presidency in 2014.

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Jonjon Hoy (146)
Sunday April 15, 2012, 7:30 am
Sometimes it takes a woman to do a mans job as women are the real peace makers. For man to control women only shows his weakness. A real man respects a woman, no control her.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Sunday April 15, 2012, 7:30 am
Bravo for women in action.........!

Vivien Green (153)
Sunday April 15, 2012, 7:39 am
Noted thank you Rose.
Kudos to her.for having the courage of her convictions I wish her every success

penny C (83)
Sunday April 15, 2012, 9:02 am
Noted thanks Rose.

Margaret K (19)
Sunday April 15, 2012, 2:18 pm
An indomitable campaigner for girls' education after the ouster of the Taliban a decade ago, she will continue her battle for women's rights in the country of 30 million which ranked in a poll last year as the worst place on earth to be a woman.

She sounds as if she is just what is needed in Afghanistan! Good luck to this brave and strong woman.

Emily B (16)
Sunday April 15, 2012, 7:17 pm
I wish her luck

Bob P (394)
Sunday April 15, 2012, 7:38 pm
best of luck to her

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 15, 2012, 11:07 pm
I agree Margaret

Past Member (0)
Monday April 16, 2012, 7:01 am
Now there's a kind of bravery I'll never know. If she could just stand in the election, win or lose, it would make a huge difference. We can only wish her well.

Gene J (290)
Monday April 16, 2012, 12:32 pm
Noted. She is the only hope Afghan women have. We are deserting them. And I have no doubt the Taliban will try again to kill her, probably as many times as it takes. She is incredibly brave and for the sake of her people and really our world, I wish her complete success.

Alexander Werner (53)
Monday April 16, 2012, 12:40 pm
Let's hope that no creep will behead her, throw acid into her face or do other disgusting things people do to ladies over there.

Past Member (0)
Monday April 16, 2012, 1:47 pm
I agree, Bob. Respect for all life is something we humans must learn to view as top priority. Women and girls tend to be more supportive of life and all humans, and those who are would be welcome in my world to lead their nations towards a more compassionate and enlightened way of living and perceiving.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Monday April 16, 2012, 8:25 pm
Noted, thanks.

Alexander Werner (53)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 5:54 am
Yvette, interesting enough women suppression in Islamic countries is directly linked to these countries extremism and militancy!

Emma S (239)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 11:19 am
Hats off to her. Thanks for this, Rose.

alicia m (97)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 1:01 am
bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!1 noted, gracias

Damaris C (147)
Friday April 20, 2012, 4:16 pm
Thanks for sharing, Rose.

Yvonne F (181)
Wednesday May 2, 2012, 12:36 am
Super! Interesting to see how far she can get in an extremely man dominated culture! Thanks Rose
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