Peace negotiator Fawzia Koofi won the CASA Asia award for "diversity and sustainable development" for her support of the rights of women and children, her role in the peace process and her commitment to the education of girls and women, said the organization.
The winners of the Casa Asia 2021 Awards were announced on Monday in Madrid, Spain after judges considered 52 nominations submitted for these awards in four categories.
This award was created in 2004.
The winners in previous years have been, among others, the philosopher and thinker Raimon Pannikar, the China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS) of Shanghai, the Department of Spanish of the University of Foreign Studies of Beijing, the Spanish Network for the Coordination of NGOs for Development, the Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art, the Rosa Maria Calaf and Miguel Frau Rovira, the Jesuit Father Enrique Figaredo, or the Malaysian NGO “Sisters in Islam."
Koofi is from Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakhshan where she was worked as an Afghan MP at the parliament.
Koofi is a peace negotiator and has participated in several meetings with the Taliban in Moscow and in Qatar’s Doha on the Afghan peace process.