Fawzia Koofi to lead Geneva Human Rights Committee
IPU, the Inter-Parliamentary Union based in Geneva, Switzerland, selected Fawzia Koofi to head it’s branch of International Human Rights Committee. Speaking to Afghan media, Ms. Koof showed appreciation and pride stating her appointment as an assurance in ability of Afghan women.
The IPU is the international organization of Parliaments established in 1889. The Union is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and co-operation among peoples and for the firm establishment of representative democracy and human rights.
According to Afghan lawmaker Fawzia Koofi, Afghan women walked a deadly path from being discriminated and abused by the Taliban to becoming law and decision makers in the government of Afghanistan. Ms. Koofi still believe the government lacks appointing enough women to represent half of Afghan population to be able helping install gender equality..