Farah Karimi

born on 15 november 1960 in Garros (Iran). 1983 she came as refugee from Iran to Germany, where she got political asylum. 1989 Farah moved to the Netherlands. She is living in Utrecht.

1rst Quarter 2007 Senior Consultant UNDP Afghanistan, SEAL Project
since nov. 2006 President of the foundation Bridging the Gulf, Foundation for Human Security in the Middle East
1998 – 2006 Member of the Dutch House of Representatives of the States-General for GroenLinks, the Dutch Green-Left Party
1998 National head of project 'Heel de buurt', at the NIZW (Dutch Institute for Care and Welfare)
1994 – 1998 Project coordinator for AISA – Project for Empowerment of Black, Immigrant and Refugee Women, Utrecht
1993 - 1994 Projekt assistant for Probe Foundation in Hogezand-Sappemeer
2006 - 2007 member of executive committee of Parliamentarians for Global Action
since 2004 member of advisory committee of International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden (The Netherlands)
since 2002 member of advisory committee of Radio Nederland Training Centrum (Dutch Centre of Excellence in Media)
2000 – 2002 chair of Zuid Noord Federatie (South North Federation)
1998 – 2001 member of board of Vluchtelingenorganisaties Nederland (Refugee Organizations of the Netherlands)
1997 - 1998 member of party executive of Groenlinks (Dutch GreenLeft Party)
1996 – 1998 member of board of Transact - Landelijk expertisecentrum seksespecifieke zorg en seksueel geweld (Dutch expert center for gender-specific care and sexual violence)
1993 – 1994 member of board of Algemeen Maatschappelijk Werk (General Social Work), Groningen
Member of Commitees in Dutch Parliament (1998 -2006)
  • Foreign affairs
  • Defence
  • Justice
  • European affairs (2002 – 2003 Deputy Chair of Committee)
  • Contact Group Germany
  • member of NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • initiative for national referendum on European constitution; 2005
1989 ? 1993 Policy and administration in international organizations at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
1986 ? 1988 Mathematics and IT at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (Germany)
1985 ? 1986 Studienkollege für ausländische Studenten (college for foreign students) in Hamburg (Germany)
1978 ? 1980 Industrial design at the Technical University of Isfahan (Iran)
1978 Final Secondary School Examination in Teheran