In what is a historic step forward, Ms. Anisa Rasooly has been nominated by His Excellency President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to become the country’s very first women to serve on the High Council of the country’s nine member Supreme Court. Such a historic nomination is reflective of the Government of National Unity’s efforts to promote more women into positions of leadership within the country.
Women in Afghanistan have been enjoying ever increasing rights and representation with almost 40 percent of voters in recent national elections being women, 27 percent of politicians in the Lower House are women, 17 percent of the politicians in the Upper House are women, and there are currently 4 female Ministers in charge of the Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Counter-Narcotics, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled, and Ministry of Women’s Affairs.
The nomination of Ms. Rasooly for the Supreme Court is further evidence of Afghanistan’s achievements in recent years toward a more equal and equitable society.
Message by His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Fatimie for Independence Day:
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