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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

First Woman Governor (Afghanistan)

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(Hat Tip and Partial Source: Afghan Warrior, Cross Posted on BNN)

Afghanistan named its first female provincial governor. President Hamid Karzai appointed Ms Habiba Surabi as the governor of Bamian province last month and made a step forward in the slow political progress of women since the fall of Taliban more than three years ago. Surabi, who was selected from an all-female short-list, served as a Minister of Women's Affairs in President Karzai's previous transitional government for almost three years.

The previous administration of President Hamid Karzai approved the constitution enshrining equal rights for women last year. Conditions for women in Afghanistan have gradually improved since the overthrow of the Taliban in late 2001, who barred women from education. Ms Surabi, the 48-year old wife and mother of three children, is an ethnic Hazara.

Ironically their were protestors who came out to show their disdain of her appointment, but they were quickly outnumbered by supporters of her appointment. Having a woman in office sends a powerful signal to many of the men in the region (who hold the view that women are something "less than equal") and will go a long ways in helping restore humanitarian rights for all.

And it looks like Ms. Surabi not only has some "goals" to achieve but does something most feminists usually don't: giving credit towards the other half of the human species (aka as men) as she praises her husband for allowing her to accomplish them.

Ms Habiba Surabi said behind every great woman is a strong and liberal-minded man, "it would not be possible to do such a tough job without my husband's support". Almost all Afghan people are happy with Ms Surabi's appointment as the first woman governor. After the successful elections, the new administration contains three women ministers and for first time a woman governor.

Unfortunately stories like these will not make the front page of the MSM unless you hunt for it. Probably one of the reasons why blogging has become so popular lately.

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