Lieutenant Colonel Malalai Kakar

Lieutenant Colonel Malalai Kakar

Lieutenant Colonel Malalai Kakar was the head of Kandahar’s Department of Crimes against Women. Working in a conservative community, she was a trailblazer for many women. Malalai came from a family who served– both her father and brother were policemen. She was the first woman to graduate from the Kandahar Police Academy and the first woman to become an investigator. She focused on cases of gender-based violence. On September 28, 2008, Malalai was shot and killed by a Taliban gunman on her way to work. Malalai’s courage and tenacity to serve in law enforcement have inspired dozens of women to join Afghanistan’s police force and paved the way for many others.

We are here because of them. May there be more trouble-making, groundbreaking, change-making, world-shaping women in Afghanistan and around the world.

Reference:

girlsglobe.org

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The Afghan Women Skills Development Center (AWSDC) is a national non-governmental organization (NGO), based in Kabul and dedicated to the promotion and protection of the rights of women in Afghanistan.

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