Champion
Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel
Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Embassy and Permanent Mission of Afghanistan in Vienna
Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel

I am greatly honored to be able to join the International Gender Champions, which gives me the opportunity to continue my work -- now in my new role as Ambassador of Afghanistan in Vienna – in promoting equal rights for men and women. Previously, I - inter alia - campaigned as a social activist for Afghan refugees and for women’s rights, and I published articles on women’s rights. Also, I have established the Association of Afghan Women Diplomats. I am fully committed to the empowerment of women and to gender equality, and I will undertake to make significant contributions to prevent violence and abuse against women.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Ensure that the Gender Task Force of the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Afghanistan advances gender equality and women’s empowerment by integrating gender considerations in all activities, projects and initiatives developed and organized by the Mission. One activity under the Mission’s Gender Task Force will be organizing "A day with an Ambassador" to offer guidance and career-related counselling to young women, helping them build a professional network and giving them relevant insight into international politics and diplomacy.

  • Lead the Representation Impact Group aiming to implement the Gender-Responsive Assemblies toolkit in Vienna and improve equal representation of women at assemblies of Vienna-based entities.