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Author Topic: Khatera, modest and beautiful Kabuli Tajik activist  (Read 8913 times)
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« on: April 01, 2009, 07:21:50 AM »



Khatera Laily Yusufi is the daughter of a doctor father and a journalist-presenter-writer mother. She was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. At the age of five she got her first experience of TV when she appeared in a children’s programme.

 In 2006, the versatile journalist and Arts worker ( member of "culture-mirror-afghanistan") organised an international literature seminar together with the Afghan embassy in Berlin.

 In her speech as a youth representative she suggested establishing a House of Culture for the intercultural exchange between Afghanistan and Germany and the Ambassador of Afghanistan to present the speech of Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan which was send to "culture-mirror-afghanistan". The Afghan president and foreign minister and the ambassador welcomed her idea.

 In 2007 she was asked to represent the Maulana House, an institution dedicated to the famous Persian writer Rumi, in Germany. Rumi is also known as Maulana Balchi, son of the Orient. She sees Rumi’s work as a great inspiration for life.

 In 2002 she was awarded “presenter and media face of the year” .

 In the same year she received the title of "Miss Afghanistan Germany" (Dokhtare Shaayestae Saal") because of her commitment to social matters in Afghanistan, her work for the promotion of culture and for intercultural exchange. Her multilingualism and the use of her Dari language skills also contributed to her winning the title which was awarded for the first time till now.

 But due to her respect for Afghan women and their culture, Khatera, who is committed to the cause of oppressed women, did not participate in the Miss World contest.

Khatera Yusufi wanted instead to support the rights of Afghan women and orphans. She worked together with former European Commissioner Emma Bonino who had been in charge of the Humanitarian Office and has since been supporting human rights organisations such as the Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker, Freundeskreis Afghanistan e.V. and UNICEF.

 “If we all work on ourselves and remain true to ourselves this will make the world a little bit of a better place already!” Khatera

 In 2003 Global Beauties wrote about Khatera: “Khatera is a real beauty who maintains modesty. Her culture and her country are important to her and she is not interested in superficialities.”

 Frankfurter Rundschau (renowned German news paper) named Khatera beside other beauties such as Miss Germany in 2002 as one of the beautiful women with a magical aura.

Even before September 11, Khatera, an ambassador of peace, tried to raise awareness of fanaticism and terrorism with action days and demonstrations and she criticized the West’s indifference to Afghanistan.

 In 2000 the young lady showed courage: she was one of the organisers of the big Berlin demonstration against terrorism and appeared as a speaker.

 A poem was written about her commitment and Karwan magazine honoured Khatera with an article in 2002 where they emphasized her commitment, her courage and her talents.

 Khatera has written articles and produced TV features about the abominable deeds of the terrorists. She has pleaded for the liberation of Afghanistan and the protection of cultural identity.

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“A country without culture is like a person without a soul.” Khatera
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 07:29:24 AM »

Personally, I admire her work and the fact that she isn't trying to make money or become famous by entering some Miss World contest (She could easily win too, she is gorgeous). 

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6932/0000009b530b6ce01.jpg

I love love LOVE this outfit so much!  Her Tajik hat is so cute on her too :) Does anyone know anything about this style of dress?  I've seen this dress before but never so form-fitting.  It's usually very loose like in this picture:



I'm not even sure which city in Afghanistan this style of clothes is from.  I found it in this one collection of pictures of dresses from around Afghanistan but the cities are not labeled.  I guess I will make a new topic for us girls about clothes :)
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2009, 02:59:28 AM »

I had never heard of this lady until I clicked on this thread... haha. Her tenacious attitude is commendable and it's good to see she's not a sellout.
Do you know if she's been back to Afghanistan?

Personally, I admire her work and the fact that she isn't trying to make money or become famous by entering some Miss World contest (She could easily win too, she is gorgeous). 

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6932/0000009b530b6ce01.jpg

I love love LOVE this outfit so much!  Her Tajik hat is so cute on her too :)

The outfit she has on is so simple and beautifully tailored, I love it! I bought a hat in Kabul very similar to the one she has on, but with silver beading instead of gold. They're so fancy  :D


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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 07:59:21 PM »

I'm not sure if she has been back to Afghanistan.

I really like the embroidery.  Does anyone know where I can buy something like that?
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2009, 05:06:55 AM »

On Khawaran.com there are some articles from her mother and her aunth. Possibly you have interests on them.
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