Woman Among Warlords: Afghan Activist Malalai Joya

Friday, April 15, 2011

Malalai Joya visits a girl's school in Farah province in Western Afghanistan Feb.19, 2007 (Wikipedia Commons)

In 2005, at the age of 27, Malalai Joya became the youngest person ever elected to Afghanistan's National Assembly. In 2007, she was booted from the Parliament after publicly criticizing Afghan warlords. Now, Joya is an activist for women and democracy, and she remains a fierce critic of both Hamid Karzai's government and the presence of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Joya shares her story and explains why she has been called "the bravest woman in Afghanistan." 


Malalai Joya

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Noel King

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