Fawzia Koofi is a member of parliament in Afghanistan’s northern Badakhshan province. Prior to this she worked with UNICEF and various NGOs as a women’s and children’s advocate. In 2009 she was chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She will run as a presidential candidate in 2014. Koofi is writing the book with Nadene Ghouri, an award-winning journalist and former Al Jazeera reporter who specializes in the Middle East.