An award-winning women's rights and human rights activist, Dr. Sima Samar was appointed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai as the Chair of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. Previously, she served as the first Deputy Chair, and as Minister of Women's Affairs in the Interim Administration. She was also elected as the Vice Chair of the Emergency Loya Jirga. In this photograph, Dr. Samar is speaking about Afghan children's rights at Isteqlal High School in Kabul.

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Dr. Sima Samar speaking at Isteqlal High School in Kabul at the launch of a photo exhibition on Afghan children's rights.

Photographie/Photograph par/by Safya Saifi/Pajhwok