Farkhunda Zahra Naderi
By Khaama Press - Sun Sep 26 2010, 8:31 am
Farkhunda Zahra Naderi was born in 19th April 1981 in a spiritual family in Afghanistan. She commenced her primary and secondary education in Kabul and Baghlan provinces, and completed her baccalaureate in 2001 in 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 Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from the mentioned University. In 2008 she was a scholar to the International Conference of Munster University International Model of United Nations (MUIMUN) in which she achieved an outstanding participation award in International Court of Justice.
Ms. Naderi volunteered as an English translator at the Women’s Wellness Center in Tashkent focused on Afghan Women. After completion of her higher education, she returned to her home country Afghanistan and worked in various political, social and cultural activities :
Ms.Farkhunda Zahra Naderi is Member of Afghanistan Parliament-Lower House- Representing Kabul Province from Late 2010 – present
3rd March 2011- June 2nd 2012 - Member of Commission on Women’s Affairs, Human rights and civil Society
March 26th 2013 - Won Membership of Democracy and Human Rights committee of IPU – Inter Parliamentarian Union
Only Female participants in Chantilly conferences on Peace:
She participated in three consecutive Chanilly Conferences organised by Foundation for the Strategic Research
the conferences were hold in following dates:
November 29th- 2nd Dec 2011: Paris Peace Chantilly Conference: Foundation for Strategic Research
June 20th – 24th 2012: Paris Peace Chantilly Conference: Foundation for Strategic Research,
December 10th- 11th 2012: Paris Peace Chantilly Conference: Foundation for Strategic Research
Ms. Naderi joined the Hzbi Paiwandi Meli Afghanistan’s Political Party (HPMA) in order to encourage women’s participation in politics and to corporate 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 was succeeded to develop the following:
1) Organizational structure for Economical, Cultural, Disciplinary and Sport Committees;
2) Weekly Publication of HAPMA Youth Association,
3) Educational Centre; Hapma Knowledge House,
4) Scholarship for youth Higher Education;
5) Sports Club and music teams;
Ms. Naderi continues to encourage the Association towards self-sufficiency for small community projects such as producing documented DVDs, historical posters and informative publications etc.
Social and Cultural Activity
Ms. Naderi began her social and cultural endeavors at Westminster University by opening a Persian/Dari language Club. After returning to Afghanistan, Ms. Naderi took responsibility for the reconstruction of the Hakim Nasir Khusrow Balkhi Cultural Center and Public Library (HNKB) which was founded by her Father, Alhaj Sayed Mansoor Naderi.
Until the inauguration of HNKB, Ms. Naderi worked on small cultural projects to mobilize the newly renovated Cultural Centre. Ms. Naderi has organized many activities at the new facility including:
- Poetry Night ceremonies in honor of the New Year (Nowroz);
- A classical theater performance, “Hujat Khurasan”, directed by Ustad Abdul Qaiyom Bessed the “Father of Afghan Theater;
- Building a relation between HNKB and Universal Peace Federation (UPF) by organizing a Cleaning Campaign and peace Seminars in different districts in Kabul. In view of her community leadership, Ms. Naderi was awarded by UFP, the title of Peace Ambassador along with132 community participants.
Ms. Naderi participated in other honorary activities and recently has been instrumental in the establishment of Matab Healthcare Center in Taimani where she holds the post of President. Ms. Naderi is enthusiastic to bring a high quality of international standard health services to the community and is planning to encourage free service for eligible needy people at the Center.
N-Peace Award Winner
The international peace Network introduced peace award 2012 among 100 top peace builder figures from 6 south Asian countries in July 2012. Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, been nominated by UNDP for N-Peace Award, won the award on the behalf of Afghanistan.