Kofi, Fawzia Mrs.
|Name||Kofi, Fawzia Mrs.|
|Date of birth||1976|
|Function/Grade||Ex Wolesi Jirga Member|
|History and Biodata||
Fawzia Kofi Fauzia Kufi
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She has a masters in the Dari Language and political science, and has worked for UN agencies in Badakhshan. Kofi obtained a master’s degree in Business Management from the University of Pakistan in Islamabad. Currently (2012), she is taking evening classes at the Law Faculty at Kabul University.
Now she is a smooth operator in Parliament and has the backing of both Rabbani and Zalmai Mojaddedi. Fauzia Kofi is a independent Wolesi Jirga 2010 member and she is a woman advocat. She was a member of the Committee on women affairs in Wolesi Jirga 2005.
Fauzia Kufi escaped an attack while two of her bodyguards sustained injuries, officials said on 20100305. She came under fire from unidentified armed men while she was on her way to depart the country's eastern city of Jalalabad to the central capital Kabul. Officials said Kufi was attacked near Sarobi, the troubled district of Kabul joining the border with the eastern province of Laghman.
Badakhshan MP, Fauzia Kufi expressed support of MP Barakzai’s (Herat) hunger strike and said that is her legal right to struggle for gaining her rights.(20111012)
Kofi is the only woman to announce her candidacy in the 2014 Presidential election.(20130214)
Fauzia Kofi launched a newly-formed political alliance “Wave of Change” on 20130926. Both as a female politician and a possible presidential candidate, Koofi is taking a great risk in a country where the Taliban regularly attacks senior lawmakers and is steadfastly opposed to women's rights.
The provincial council candidate, Noor Ahmad, also known as Mawlavi Abdul Rab belongs to Koof district of Badakhshan province and was arrested in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan while he was smuggling 294 kg of opium.with a Ford Ranger vehicle. Dr. Nilofar Ibrahimi, lawmaker from Badakhshan province in Afghan parliament, said Noor Ahmad is a close relative of Afghan lawmaker Fawzia Koofi who represents northeastern Badakhshan province in Wolesi Jirga – lower house of the parliament of Afghanistan. She said Noor Ahmad was contesting for provincial council seat during the election with support of Fawzia Koofi and had secured the seat. District police chief of Keshm, Saifullah, said the candidate was arrested around 2:30 pm local time in Balocha area of Keshm district.(20140819)
The Afghan lawmaker in the Lower House of the Parliament, Wolesi Jirga, Fawzia Koofi, reacted at the likely removal of her name from the list of the candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections. A special committee in the Independent Election Commission has removed the names of at least 25 candidates, mainly having connections with the irresponsible armed individuals and involvements in other criminal activities.
According to reports, Fawzia Koofi, Mujeeb Ur Rehman Samkanai, Shah Wazir Tara Khel, Sher Wali Ahmadzai, Bashir Qanat, and Gul Murad are among the candidates who names have been removed from the list.(20180805)
Fawzia Koofi was returning to Kabul from the neighboring northern Parwan province August 14, 2020 when unknown gunmen ambushed and attacked her vehicle in a marketplace near the capital city. Koofi was shot in the right arm while travelling with her sister, but she was in “good health,” tweeted Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, the head of a 21-member national team designated to negotiate a political settlement to the country’s long conflict with the Taliban. Koofi is one of the only women taking part in negotiations with the Taliban. But there are concerns the attack on Koofi, an outspoken critic of the Taliban , could undermine the process. (20200816)
Fawzia Kofi was married (now widow) and has two daughters, Shohra and Shaharzad.
Fauzia Kofi speaks Dari, Urdu and English.