Fawzia Koofi Fawzia Koofi, a leading candidate in the 2014 Afghan presidential elections and a noted activist for women and children’s rights, joins the Center for a powerful and moving conversation about her latest book, The Favored Daughter: One Woman’s Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future. The first female deputy speaker of Afghanistan's parliament, Koofi will discuss her life experiences and the political and cultural climate in a country caught between the hope of progress and the bitter truth of history.
The 19th child of a village leader in rural Afghanistan, Koofi was left outside to die as a newborn. She survived, and perseverance in the face of extreme hardship has defined her life ever since. Koofi overcame cultural misogyny, repressive Soviet and Taliban regimes, the murders of her father, brother and husband, and numerous attempts on her life to become a leader in Afghanistan’s parliament. She will share her amazing story and her hope for the future of women in Afghanistan. National Constitution Center F.M. Kirby Auditorium 525 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 This is a TICKETED event; $10 for non-members, $7 for NCC members, students and teachers, FREE for 1787 members. To order tickets, please call 215-409-6700, or click here
Location: Street: National Constitution Center Additional: 525 Arch Street City: Philadelphia, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 19106 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)