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