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Ms. Farkhunda Zahra Naderi MP
Chairperson of the Third Standing Committee on Democracy and Human Rights of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) (since 2014)
In the 2010 Afghan parliamentary elections, Ms. Naderi was elected as the Kabul representative in Afghanistan National Assembly, with the support of National Unity Party of Afghanistan (NUPA). Ms. Naderi joined the National Unity Party of Afghanistan (NUPA) Hzbi Paiwandi Millie, in order to encourage women’s participation in politics and to cooperate with youths.
In 2007, the Central Council of the party appointed Ms. Naderi as the Head of Women’s Committee &Youth Association. From that time, Ms. Naderi succeeded in developing: the organizational structure for Economical, Cultural, Disciplinary and Sport Committees; weekly publication of youths Association; an educational centre and scholarship programme for youth in higher education; and sports and music teams. Also Ms. Naderi took responsibility for the reconstruction of the Hakim Nasir Khusrow Balkhi Cultural Center and its Public Library having more than 30,000 books, (HNKB) which was founded by her Father, Alhaj Sayed Mansoor Naderi in 1988.
Ms. Naderi commenced her primary and secondary education in Kabul and Baghlan provinces, and completed her baccalaureate in 2001 at Harrow female High School, UK. Thereafter, Ms. Naderi entered A Level in College in England and completed her studies in Tashkent. In 2004, Ms. Naderi joined the Law Faculty at the Westminster International University in Tashkent and from 2004 to 2005, she was the representative to the faculty. In 2007, Ms. Naderi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from the mentioned university.
In view of her community leadership, Ms. Naderi was awarded by Universal Peace Federation the title of Peace Ambassador along with 132 community participants.