Women are grossly under-represented in the Afghan civil service and women who are in managerial have overcome many challenges to get there.
Yalda Royan, recently joined the Ministry of Women’s affairs Organization Restructuring and Empowerment Project (MORE) as a Senior Gender Advisor. She previously held different position in the government. She works to promote human rights, women’s empowerment and their participation in politics. To do so, Royan engages and supports local CSOs to increase women’s involvement in politics. Living in a country where women’s voices are often silenced and where their political engagement is neglected, Royan works in the frontline to change gender stereotypes and inform and educate at the highest levels on the importance of women’s empowerment and their engagement in local and national politics.