Zarifa Qazizadah: Afghan Supergran

To people of a certain age, the word Supergran might bring to mind a Scottish superhero from the 80's, but this week a headline about an Afghan “supergran” was a world away from Saturday afternoon TV.The article tells us that Zarifah Qazizadah is Afghanistan's only female village chief; in fact, she's only the second woman to ever hold this position. So what did she do to achieve such a level of authority that is so rarely allowed for women? Certainly her background was not unusual: she had t … [Read more...]