Rula Ghani among 100 influential persons
KABUL (Pajhwok): Rula Ghani, first Lady of Afghanistan and the wife of the incumbent President Ashraf Ghani, has been named among 100 influential persons of the world in 2015 by TIME, an American news magazine.
TIME Magazine list included 40 women this year. Good news for Afghanistan where women are deprived of basic rights, victims of domestic violence, forced or early age marriages.
Rula is largely viewed as a ray of hope for Afghan women because of her commitments to improve living standards for women in the country.
She encourages women to play their active role in country’s politics and try to establish education opportunities so women could play decisive role in decision making.
"She hopes that her work in the coming four years will build confidence among women," a statement from First Lady’s office stated.
The list included, US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others.
Rula Ghani is the third Afghan female after Malala Joya, a female politician listed in 2010 and an entrepreneur Roya Mehboob listed in 2013 in the Time editions.
TIME 100 share top 100 influential people every year since 1999. It is considered as an honor for those who are named since the entrants are known for their efforts for changing the world, regardless of the consequences of their actions.
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