Naheed Farid
House Standing Committee for Women Affairs
Speaker at Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2023

Naheed Farid is an Afghanistan Parliamentarian in-exile, Chairperson of House Standing Committee for Women Affairs, a Professional Specialist at Princeton University, School of Public and International Affairs-APL and Advisory Board Member of US-Afghanistan Democratic Peace and Prosperity Council (DPPC). Elected to Parliament in 2010 as the youngest-ever elected politician and lawmaker in Afghanistan, Naheed has worked tirelessly to engage Afghan youth and women in the nation’s political process. She is a George Washington University Alumni, Forbes Magazine Awardee, a Model Citizen of Grassroot-Diplomat Magazine and an Italian Distinctive Brave-Knight Medalist. Since Taliban takeover in Aug 2021, Naheed has spoken on various platforms such as UN, UK Parliament, EU Parliament, US Congress and media to advocate the matter of human rights in Afghanistan.

Talks at Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2023