|Biographical detail : ||Afghani teacher and public servant
Respected among Afghans, Safia Amajan, though her family name was Warasta, was a leader of Pashtun women’s emancipation. She was the inspector of all girls’ school in Kandahar province.
In 2001, Safia volunteered to work for the new Afghan government, and that is when she acquired international fame as director of the provincial department of women’s affairs, which she established herself. She was involved in donations to the poor, support for women in prison, income-generation for war widows, and literacy classes for rural women, and political awareness courses.
Safia was born into a liberal family, her father was from Persian-speaking Baluch minority that had emigrated from Iran at the end of the 18th century and her mother was a Pashtun. She was assassinated in front of her house.