Afghanistan - Franco-German Prize for Afghan Women of the Year (Kabul, March 8, 2015)

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France warmly congratulates Atifa Mansoori, founder and manager of a business that exports saffron and hand-crafted items, on receiving the second Franco-German Prize for Afghan Women of the Year, awarded in Kabul on March 8, International Women’s Day.

Established in 2014, this year’s award went to a woman whose exceptional business success has helped promote a positive, modern image of women in the Afghan economy and society.

Among those attending the awards ceremony hosted by the French and German ambassadors were Rula Ghani, wife of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and many female entrepreneurs and members of women’s organizations.