A message from Ambassador Hakimi on Mother's Day

On Mother’s Day, I want to commend Afghan and American mothers for their unending commitment to making this world a better place for all. Women are a crucial segment of Afghanistan’s population and make an invaluable contribution to our country. Afghanistan cannot afford to allow the position of women to diminish; we need the help of Afghan women as our country enters into the long-term process of transformation. Thanks to the continued support of the international community, including the United States, and work of the Afghan government, the last ten years serve as a visible example of remarkable changes in the lives of women. They are now back in schools, have improved access to healthcare and are actively involved in social, economic, and political life in Afghanistan, with an increasing role in the security sector, as well. We look forward to continuing the progress made in the lives of all women and mothers in Afghanistan.

Happy Mother’s Day