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Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel meets Dr. Ourania Roditi and Dr. Behnaz Hosseini, Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Vienna Liaison Office

One of the main priorities of the strategic plan of the Embassy and the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan in Vienna is women empowerment. In line with this priority, Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel met with Dr. Ourania Roditi and Dr. Behnaz Hosseini to discuss and assess the frequency and popularity of ‘temporary’ marriages in Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan and among the corresponding refugee communities in Austria.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel had a leading role in the creation of Afghanistan’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (NAP 1325) and has also established the Association of Afghan Women Diplomats.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel expressed her will to support and participate to a day-long ACUNS conference on ‘Challenges and the tradition of temporary marriages in the Middle East’ that will take place in March 2019.