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First woman appointed in leadership level of Afghan Attorney General Office

Astad-Maliha-HassanAfghanistan has for the first time appointed a woman in the leadership of the Afghan Attorney General Office, taking yet another major step towards increasing the Afghan women share in the government and empowerment of the Afghan women.

Ms Maliha Hassan has been appointed as the deputy finance and administrative chief in the Afghan Attorney General Office.

She has served as the lecturer in Kabul University where she was teaching law, political science and international relations.

Born in 1970 in Kabul, Ms Maliha completed her higher school education in Rabia Balkhi high school and has served in different sectors, including as commissioner in adminnistrative reforms and civil services.

She has also served with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, United Nations Development Program, UNHCR, and other institutions, according to her biography.

This comes as the government of national unity promised to step up efforts in a bid to empower the women and increase their role in the leadership level of the government.

The government has so far appointed at least three female Ambassadors with Roya Rahmani being the last female Ambassador to take over duties in Indonesia last week.

The government also introduced the first woman Anisa Rasouli to gain membership in Supreme Court of the country but she was rejected by the Afghan lawmakers. -KP


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