The Generation of Change My professional leadership career emerged when I committed to myself to run for office and promote people participation in Afghanistan Parliamentary Election on 2010. Although we have democracy, political parties are not very powerful and welcomed in my country based on a historical conflict between them. Their battle brought three decades of civil war to the country after Soviet occupation. From another point of view, lack of powerful political parties endorses miss-representation of MPs in national level that is proved for most of the people during the past duration of National Assembly activities. That is why I initiated to offer not only the personal ideas but also the ideology of Green Movement as the first step of my professional leadership in politics.
When I decided to run for office, I have never asked people to vote for me but voting for the green idea (be a united nation and live in a united land by the name of Afghanistan, respecting human rights free of gender and tribal discrimination). This was a new initiative invented by myself just to bring youth together for a positive purpose- political participation. This trend is identified Green Movement as a self-motivated party of young generation. In couple of weeks my campaign office became the most crowded campaign center. My team-work was inspired more when the groups of people was craved to visit and talk to me nearly; whom followed up my last night TV debate program.
Beside of active political parties, another important value of democracy is public participation. The more people participate, the less inaccuracy appears to the process. Based on the gap I realized between the government and people, my major goal was to improve the national participation in parliamentary election through my nomination, no matter if I get enough vote to get to Afghan Parliament or not. In result, I had the Green Movement with a committed executive team and many followers.
Beside of applying this strategic plan, I can’t regret the significance of team work in my campaign which was a very influential way that brought a diversified group of youth together around a national vision. I proudly can say that most members of my campaign worked voluntarily and honestly. This team carried out my dreams and thought of the same target, so they were the messenger of the same message that I had for the people. No doubt that this was the secrecy of my success when running for office.
Having my dreams coming true, I got the highest number of the votes among the women candidates and become the youngest member of Afghanistan Parliament in 2010. This vital success in my life illustrated my abilities and extended my experiences that Green Movement is registered formally with thousands of members and more offices all around Afghanistan now. I am the head of Political Section of Green Movement as a seed I planted in 2010 Parliamentary Election, is growing now and I am confident that this tree will cover all over Afghanistan very soon.