First Female Afghanistan in Mayor: Azra Jafari | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union Web Series
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Azra Jafari became the first female mayor in Afghanistan following her appointment to the Mayorship of Nili, Daykundi Province, in 2008. Whilst a refugee in Iran, Jafari served as Editor-in-Chief of the Afghan cultural magazine Farhang and established a school for the children of Afghan refugees. Following her return to Afghanistan, Jafari was a member of the Loya Jirga under the Karzai administration and was the sole female co-author of the new Constitution of Afghanistan in 2003. She authored I Am A Working Woman, holds a degree in midwifery, and has won numerous awards for her commitment to social development. ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Oxford Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. Since 1823, the Union has been promoting debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.