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Monday 24 February 2020

Farkhunda Zahra Naderi

Province: Kabul

District: 4th District

Votes: 6612

Phone: 0700289215

Age: 29

New Member

First language: Dari

Party Affiliation: Hezb-e-Paiwand Milli Afghanistan

Commission (2012): Women’s Affairs, Civil Society and Human Rights

Personal background: Farkhunda Zahra Naderi was born in 1982 in Kayan village, Doshi district, Baghlan province. She is single. She is the daughter of the Afghan spiritual Ismaili religious leader, Sayed Mansoor Naderi. She has traveled to India, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium and Pakistan. Her interests are reading and designing, and she speaks Dari, Russian and English.

Education: Naderi finished her primary and secondary education in Kabul and Baghlan provinces and completed her baccalaureate in 2001, at Harrow Girl’s High School, in the United Kingdom. She then entered college in England and completed her studies in Tashkent. In 2004, Naderi joined the Law Faculty at the Westminster International University in Tashkent, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts and Legal Studies in 2007. In 2008, she was a scholar in the International Conference of Munster University International Model of United Nations (MUIMUN), where she was given an outstanding participation award by the International Court of Justice.

Civil society/NGO connections: Naderi volunteered as an English translator at the Women’s Wellness Center in Tashkent, which focuses on Afghan women. After completing her degree, she returned to Afghanistan and participated in various political, social and cultural activities. In 2000, she joined the Hezb-e-Paiwand Milli Afghanistan to encourage women’s participation in politics and to get involved with the youth. In 2007, the Central Council of the party appointed Naderi to be head of the Women’s Committee & Youth Association. Since then, she has successfully developed the organizational structure for the Economic, Cultural, Disciplinary and Sports Committees; the weekly publication of the Party’s Youth Association; an educational center; the party Knowledge House; a scholarship for youth in higher education; and various sports clubs and music teams. Naderi also took on the reconstruction of the Hakim Nasir Khusrow Balkhi Cultural Center and Public Library, founded by her father.

Previous occupation: Naderi previously worked as a civil society activist. She continues to encourage the Women’s Committee & Youth Association towards self-sufficiency in small community projects such as producing documented DVDs, historical posters, informative publications, and other endeavors.

Other information: Naderi’s father, Sayed Mansoor Naderi, leads Hezb-e-Paiwand Milli Afghanistan.