Fawzia Koofi

Last summer I had the pleasure of meeting up with Fawzia Koofi again while I was visiting Afghanistan.

© Wendy Marijnissen

Fawzia Koofi is the first female elected Vice-President to Afghanistan’s parliament and is a candidate in the upcoming 2014 presidential elections of Afghanistan.

© Wendy Marijnissen

Despite repeated death threats from the Taliban, she remains an avid and outspoken women’s rights activist and is committed to raising the level of education and voicing problems women face in her war torn country.

© Wendy Marijnissen

© Wendy Marijnissen

All these images were taken on a trip I took with Mrs. Koofi to her home province of Badakshan. More images can be seen online on my website.

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