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Malalai Shinwari

Malalai Shinwari
ملالی شینوارۍ
Nationality Afghanistan
Occupation Member of the Wolesi Jirga

Malalai Shinwari (Pashto: ملالی شینوارۍ) is a member of the Wolesi Jirga for Kabul Province, Afghanistan.[1] Shinwari was a journalist prior to running for office.

Shinwari ranked first in votes among female candidates in Kabul.[2] She has been an advocate for the rights of women in Afghanistan.[1] On July 10, 2007 USA Today quoted Shinwari's opposition to the practice of selling daughters in marriage in order to pay off family debts.


  • Malalai Shinwari (2005-07-14). "Comment: A Hard Road to the Afghan Parliament". Retrieved 2008-08-04. sat at home malalai shinwari


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