December 13th, 2012
09:40 PM ET

A Mother campaigns for Afghan presidency

Erin Burnett sat down with an Afghan woman who is defying death threats as she vies to be the next president of Afghanistan.  Fawzia Koofi, a member of Parliament, tells Burnett why she's motivated to continue her work in politics.

"I think the fact I have grown up in Afghanistan as a woman. I have experienced every day injustice and discrimination towards me as a woman. Plus, I have grown up in a political family and I was born in a political family."

Koofi added, "I cannot go back because I have come so much forward and there are people who support me, there are people who oppose me and that’s very common. So for the sake of my supporters, I need to…that gives me the motivation."

OutFront tonight: Fawzia Koofi - Head of Parliament's Women and Civil Society Commission

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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Wonder how much bad stuff in the world might've been avoided if Benazir Bhutto hadn't been killed by the ISI.

    December 14, 2012 at 5:20 am | Reply

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