Ambassador and Mrs. Hakimi attend award luncheon honoring former First Lady Laura Bush

Embassy of Afghanistan

Ambassador and Mrs. Hakimi speak with former First Lady Laura Bush at the luncheon.

WASHINGTON—Ambassador and Mrs. Hakimi attended the Alice Award Luncheon honoring former First Lady Laura Bush at the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum on Capitol Hill today, September 19, 2012. Partly due to her impactful work for the betterment of women in Afghanistan, Mrs. Bush was awarded the Alice Award that “honors women who have broken barriers and set new precedents for women,” according to the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum.

During her time as First Lady and beyond, Mrs. Bush has advocated for the betterment of women around the world in areas such as human rights, education, and health care. She worked extensively on HIV-prevention and education in Africa as well as establishing the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health as a part of Texas Tech University. Ambassador and Mrs. Hakimi appreciate Mrs. Bush’s dedication to improving the position of Afghan women and support the important work she continues to do as Chair of the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute.