With an upcoming presidential election and the anticipated withdrawal of U.S. troops, 2014 will be a very important year for Afghanistan. Naheed Farid is the youngest Member of the Afghan Parliament. She provides perspective on Afghanistan’s present and future with a special focus on the concerns and hopes for women and young people.

About Naheed Farid

Naheed Farid was elected to Parliament in 2010 at the age of 27. She is an advocate for the interests of women and children and serves on the International Relations committee. Previously she served as Executive Director of the Mother and Child Organization of Afghanistan and has worked for the World Food Program, Medica Mondiale, and Dacaar. Farid holds a master’s degree in international relations from George Washington University.