July 15, 2016
The Embassy of Afghanistan hosted a dinner reception with the Women’s Diplomatic Series on July 12, 2016 to further connect the public with Afghanistan and the embassy as well as to discuss progress that has been made by the National Unity Government.
Over 90 guests from the U.S. government, think tanks, the U.S.-Afghan community and diaspora, and the American public attended the reception where they heard from Ambassador Mohib and the embassy’s diplomats on Afghanistan’s achievements of the Afghan Women.
The Ambassador stated, “The Afghan society and Afghan government would not function without the active participation of women.” He also emphasized that despite challenges Afghan women have faced in the past 15 years, they have made significant achievements. “Afghan women make up 33% of teachers nationally and 78% of teachers in the capital, Kabul,” Ambassador Mohib said. The Ambassador also highlighted that there are 240 female judges and 800 businesses led by Afghan women only.
While there are still many changes to be made, the lives of Afghan women have dramatically improved and remain a high priority to the National Unity Government of Afghanistan.