H.E. Ambassador Shukria Barakzai’s message on the occasion of International Women's Day
In Afghanistan, International Women's Day is all about celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action. As millions of Afghan girls are attending schools, thousands are studying in higher education institutions, thousands are studying abroad, hundreds are parliamentarians, and some are members of the cabinet. These are the projections of the significant presence of Afghan women in the social and political milieu of the country. Indeed the success story of women's struggle for equality in Afghanistan belongs to the collective efforts of all Afghans who care about human rights.
For me as a woman and as the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland it’s an honour and a privilege to congratulate the International Women's Day to the entire world and specifically to the Afghan women for their admirable achievements.