MALALAI JOYA


Malalai-JoyaMALALAI JOYA

Citizenship/Residence Afghanistan

“I don’t fear death, I fear remaining silent in the face of injustice” A young Afghan woman who set up a secret underground school for girls under the Taliban and – when they were toppled – cast off the burka, ran for parliament, and took on the religious fundamentalists. Malalai Joya is an activist, writer, and a former politician from Afghanistan. She served as a Parliamentarian in the National Assembly of Afghanistan from 2005 until early 2007, after being dismissed for publicly denouncing the presence of warlords and war criminals in the Afghan Parliament. She has been awarded on several paradigms, November 4, 2010, As part of the Forbes The World’s Most Powerful People package, The World’s Seven Most Powerful Feminists, Foreign Policy Magazine listed Malalai Joya in its annual list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers, The Guardian listed her among “Top 100 women: activists and campaigners” to name a few. Title of Joya’s autobiography “Raising My Voice”, was published in the US/Canada under the title of “A Woman Among Warlords”

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