January's Child

Jan 07
sheerrri:


One day the Taliban will probably succeed in killing me. I am resigned to this fate. But for as long as I am alive, I will not rest in my desire to lead my people out an abyss of corruption and poverty. For this reason, I am running for the Afghan presidency in 2014. I was born a girl who should have died. But if God wills it, I may die having become the first female president of a country I love and a country that will finally see all of its children—both boys and girls—born into peace and security, not violence and war.

Fawzia Koofi, Afghanistan’s first female parliamentarian. 

sheerrri:

One day the Taliban will probably succeed in killing me. I am resigned to this fate. But for as long as I am alive, I will not rest in my desire to lead my people out an abyss of corruption and poverty. For this reason, I am running for the Afghan presidency in 2014. I was born a girl who should have died. But if God wills it, I may die having become the first female president of a country I love and a country that will finally see all of its children—both boys and girls—born into peace and security, not violence and war.

Fawzia Koofi, Afghanistan’s first female parliamentarian. 

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    get it girl
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    The story of Fawzia Koofi has the feel of a Hollywood epic. As a newborn her mother left her to die in the sun because...
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