Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2016

Tue, 3 May - 10:30 to 12:00

Parallel Session 1

Nasima Razmyar

Member of Parliament of Finland (Afghanistan/Finland)

Nasima Razmyar is a Finnish Member of Parliament and Member of the City Council of Helsinki. She is also involved in many non-governmental organizations such as MONIKA – Multicultural Women’s Association and the Finnish Settlement Movement, an organization working towards a multicultural Finland.

Ms Razmyar was born in Afghanistan but due to regime change in 1992 she had to seek refuge in Finland. In spring 2015 she was elected into parliament as first female refugee. During this term she worked in both the Education and Culture Committee and the Environment Committee.