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Friday, November 15, 2013

Afghanistan’s Band-e Amir National Park Hires First Female Park Rangers

Afghanistan’s first-ever women park rangers at Band-e Amir National Park. Photograph by Naseem Sultani/Wildlife Conservation Society.

Posted by Sonia Harmon of National Geographic on November 14, 2013

Did you know that women weren’t allowed to be park rangers in the United Statesuntil 1969? And it wasn’t until 1978 when women in the National Park Service were allowed to wear a service badge or the “male” uniform. Employment opportunities for women in America have come a long way since then, and now a national park in Afghanistan is taking steps to do the same. Band-e Amir National Park recently hired four women—Sediqa, Nikbakht, Fatima and Kubra, all of whom were formerly housewives—to become their first female park rangers. They joined a staff of 23 rangers at the park, which was established in 2009 and is known for its beautiful blue lakes and rare wildlife.... Continue Reading...

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