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16 Jun, 2021 12:37

The Afghan woman king 

She carries a gun and a dagger at all times, looks and curses like a man, yet is a faithful Muslim who honors the old ways and traditions. These traditions prescribe women to behave very modestly and cover their faces. Yet Bibi Hokmina is an exception to the rule. Known among her community as ‘The Woman King’, she wears men's garb and freely convenes with both men and women, both of whom consider her their own. Moreover, as a local MP, she works hard to address social justice and peace. Besides, in a country steeped in four decades of war, Hokmina's brave life choices help promote much-needed women's empowerment, however paradoxical it may seem.

Watch "The Afghan woman king" on RTD website and on RT's live feed. The time of the broadcast is available on RT's schedule page.