his blog is one installment of a three-part series for Aga Khan Foundation’s annual International Women’s Day campaign. We document the journey of one woman as she faces adversity on her path to success. Share your thoughts along the journey by joining the conversation on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #MakeItHappen.
An Afghan Woman’s Journey
The city of Kabul may not immediately conjure up images of empowerment, but when it came time to launch Aga Khan Foundation’s third annual International Women’s Day campaign, zeroing in on Afghanistan’s capital was an easy choice. International Women’s Day (March 8) is a day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women all over the world. The day has been recognized since the 1900s and highlights progress in women’s equality and emancipation. As we celebrate the positive strides made by women in the recent decade, we would be remiss to not recognize those women who still fight for change. Many women of Kabul embody the essence of empowerment in their daily lives. They show resilience as they strive for equitable treatment. No one demonstrates this better than Shireen Rahmani.