Brave Hearts

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

It takes a brave heart to hit the glass ceil­ing while liv­ing in the land of moun­tains. Seema Joyenda, a for­mer mem­ber of the Afghan par­lia­ment, has done it again as she has been re­cently ap­pointed as the pro­vin­cial gover­nor of Ghor, one of the poor­est ar­eas in Afghanistan. De­spite se­vere op­po­si­tion and po­lit­i­cal hin­drances, Ms. Joyenda, 43, is now gear­ing up to lead the province as she has been a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the re­gion be­fore and knows how to serve her peo­ple. Af­ter the ap­point­ment of a fe­male Supreme Court jus­tice and three fe­male cab­i­net min­is­ters, Joyenda’s se­lec­tion en­dorses Afghanistan Pres­i­dent Ashraf Ghani’s prime ob­jec­tive to en­hance the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of lo­cal Afghani women in de­ci­sion-mak­ing bod­ies at both gov­ern­men­tal and po­lit­i­cal lev­els.

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